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State Park in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Lonely, wind-buffeted Borrego Springs is the only settlement to speak of in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest US state park outside Alaska, comprising almost a fifth of San Diego County and extending south…
American in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Carlee's Place

Even though the decor feels like it hasn’t been updated since the 1970s, locals pick Carlee’s for its burgers, pastas and steak dinners. The pool table and live music are big draws, too.
Monument in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Peg Leg Smith Monument

The pile of rocks by the road northeast of Borrego Springs, where County Rte S22 takes a 90-degree turn east, is actually a monument to Thomas Long ‘Peg Leg’ Smith – mountain man, fur trapper, horse thief, con artis…
Viewpoint in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Fonts Point

East of Borrego Springs, a 4-mile dirt road, sometimes passable without 4WD, diverges south from County Rte S22 out to Fonts Point (1249ft). From up here a spectacular panorama unfolds over the Borrego Valley to the…
Cultural in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest

In this hilarious event on the first Saturday of April, amateur liars compete in the Western tradition of telling tall tales. Anyone can enter, so long as the story is about gold and mining in the Southwest, is less…
Historic Site in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Vallecito County Park

This pretty little park in a refreshing valley in the southern part of the Anza-Borrego park centers on a replica of a historic Butterfield Stage Station. It’s 36 miles south of Borrego Springs via County Rte S2.
Diner in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Kendall's Café

This coffee shop is a hometown favorite for blueberry pancakes at breakfast and a combination of Mexican (enchiladas, fajitas etc) and straight-down-the-middle American standards the rest of the day.
Mexican in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Carmelita’s Bar & Grill

This lively joint with its cheerful decor serves the best Mexican food in town, including delicious huevos rancheros. The bar staff knows how to whip up a good margarita.
Monument in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Foot and Walker Pass Monument

Market in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Borrego Springs Center Market