Explore the most popular off road driving trails in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

One of my favorite protected areas in the park. Not only the pictographs but if you look you can find other signs of the tribes that visited this area years ago. Going past the pictographs to smugglers cove is worth it for the view.

off road driving
6 days ago

We did this trail today in a Toyota Landcruiser. We couldn't find much information regarding the "squeeze" but it wasn't that bad and our Landcruiser with through it without any issues. This trail is actual two trails. You'll start off on the Orifllamme but will vector off to the Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail. I couldn't find much information on the Rodriguez Spur but overall the trail is moderate with a virtually stock FourRunner completing the trail without any issues.
Note - There are several rock garden bypasses. If your vehicle isn't setup for rock crawling take the easy bypasses. These are some SERIOUS rock gardens.

off road driving
6 days ago

I couldn't find any reviews of the Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail so I recorded our trip today.

NOTE - There is a "locked" gate at the start of this trail but its a false lock, simple undo the chain and drive through. Please make sure to close the gate when you're past and setup the lock as you found it. This is a moderate trail with many very technical rock garden bypasses. ONLY attempt the rock garden bypasses if you have a vehicle capable of serious rock crawling. The loop with take you to a primitive camp spot which has plenty of space for multiple vehicles and plenty of flat patches to pitch tents. The best test spots are a very short hike across the small ravine. There will be a very large and very flat plateau with great views and plenty of room for multiple tents.

On the Oriflamme Trail, many users commented about a big boulder that dropped onto the trail creating a squeeze. Yes the squeeze is there but it isn't as tight as people say. Our landcruiser made it past no problem.

Very fun and scenic trail. We will definitely do this trail again and maybe make a weekend camping trip out of it.

Really amazing drive, my friend in a RWD Tacoma made it with no problems, highly recommend this trail to beginners

13 days ago

By far the neatest hike I've done. loved walking through the narrow canyon. you can even climb up to the top. soo soo much to see. so many different directions you can go. once u make ur way out u will hit this HUGE hill u have to climb/walk up to get up and out of the canyon and back to the parking lot. once up that hill u will be the whole canyon wide up from the top. I will def be back, hopefully to backpack..

off road driving
14 days ago

Breathtaking views. We actually set up camp here for a night. It was definitely not the best spot due to the sand flies, but it was perfectly silent, except for a heli patroling here and there. Such a beautiful sight to wake up to.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a great hike that takes you through some slot canyons as narrow as 4 feet in diameter, and with 40 to 50 foot high walls. There is often a small breeze and it is a great place to be out of the sun for at least a mile. There are pieces of calcite about the size of a nickel along the way. It is an easy hike but beware some boulders have chocked the trail and some climbing may be required. Additionally never hike in a slot canyon if there is rain in the mountains or raining where yo are hiking as a flash flood is possible and extremely hazardous to your well being.

Great trail had a lot of fun however map is miss leading this is not a loop. You can make it a loop if you use the cut off trail.

hiking
20 days ago

Short, easy, kids and I loved it!

off road driving
25 days ago

don't go for the trail, go for the sunrise. one of the best you'll ever see.

What an amazing sight this trail is. Going through Arroyo Seco Del Diablo looks like you're driving through the set of an Indiana Jones movie. So Amazing! Trail is easy with a LandCruiser and did all the trail in 4WD high. We actually turned right from this trail to Diablo's Drop Off. Amazing!

off road driving
30 days ago

We used this trail to get to Arroyo Seco Del Diablo and Diablo's Drop off. Very easy off-road trail. Use GPS as the left hand turn to Arroyo Seco Del Diablo is hard to see after the latest rains.

off road driving
1 month ago

Easy Drive, easier walk from the parking spot to Fonts Point, fantastic views of the Badlands from there!
Well worth the 4 mile drive once in the wash. Just be sure to stay on the driven road and you will be fine. I drove my 2WD Ram while my friend drove his Scion XB and we had no problem getting up and back.

Dope drive, cool sights to be seen. Camped at the Primitive site before exploring the wash the next morning.

Great trail! Super fun and beautiful. Must have take a wrong turn though because the trail just ended..no way to make it through so we just ended up going back the same way we came in. Got stuck too!! Put the wife to work. Bringing a shovel next time. Hah!

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike. We did the loop walking down through the slot first and the up the hill and along the ridge on the road. The slot is really fun!

off road driving
1 month ago

Great hike through an amazing landscape. The trail is quite easy to follow once you arrive in the parking lot.
The drive up the dusty road from the 78 is easy enough that 4wd is not required at all. A buddy of mine drove up in a Scion XB and had no trouble. Just be mindful of the patchy sand and be sure to stay on the designated road at all times.
This hike is well worth the trip. Best time to visit is November-April so that the heat isn't so bad.

Some soft sand here and there, but the road is nice and fairly flat. A few areas of washboard. I'd avoid it after a rain, lots of the road is in the floodplain. The mud caves are really fun to hike. Bring a headlamp or flashlight.

off road driving
1 month ago

it was fun, but a bit of a bumpy ride getting in.

Awesome off roading adventure from when you make a right into fish creek wash 4 miles into the wash we stopped and took the 1 mile hike up to the wind caves then drove about 7 miles more to get to sandstone canyon. The road into sandstone canyon is a bit narrow but fun I saw Jeeps, Tacomas and Colorado's driving through it with no problem. I highly recommend this trail. Great trail for pictures.

off road driving
1 month ago

nice easy trail. however there was a giant puddle that many people turn around at. we didn't make it past this point as there were some in our party that didn't want to risk the big puddle.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Mostly flat and sandy
1 climb very rocky
Let a little air out your tires
Lot of fun

off road driving
2 months ago

Cool scenery with a variety of terrain obstacles. Very easy to get lost.

hiking
2 months ago

We went to the top for the view and came back through the canyon. Fun finding calcite pieces. We had a lot of fun on this trail.

2 months ago

Great hike! I can’t wait to go there again :p

hiking
2 months ago

Great, easy slot canyon. Have to scramble a little to get down to the trail but it’s pretty easy.

After walking through the slot, nice little
trail continues to a view of Fonts Point from the reverse and some miniature wind caves.

Good hike for summer as a lot of it is shaded.

2 months ago

Great little hike! We did it in reverse which I recommend!

3 months ago

This was a really cool short and easy trail. It had some really nice geological features. Some parts of the slots gets really tight. We had started our hike a little later in the day, but the weather was awesome and the 2nd half of the trail was all shaded. Since the trail is a loop we decided to start the trail from heading West (if facing the slots head left) from the parking. It'll take you through a dirt road (4wd vehicle use this trail too) until you finally hit a steep hill. Go down the hill to the right and head towards the slots. There is a faster option of getting to the slots which is starting at the end and either doing the loop in that direction or turning around at the end of the slots and head back the same way you came in. If you decide to start in reverse remember they're is that steep hill with loose sand you'll have to go up. We found it most rewarding doing it the way we did. But we ran into other hikers that did it in reverse.

on Fonts Point

off road driving
3 months ago

Excellent views

off road driving
4 months ago

very historical

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