Ancient Ironwood Trees in the Anza-Borrego Desert

The Desert Ironwood, the largest tree in the Anza-Borrego desert region, can grow up to thirty feet tall and live over one thousand years – and yet it is a legume, just like your garden snap peas! If trees could talk, what tales of desert history and mystery they could tell!   Hike to See … Continued

Borrego Springs in the Movies and Movies in Borrego Springs

The rugged scenery of the Anza-Borrego Desert has been featured in all sorts of movies, from the fascinating to the frankly freaky. You can find all of these films on the internet and watch them in your RV right here at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort. We have WiFi! Look for Borrego Springs Locations … Continued

How to Wish Upon a Shooting Star

Meteors are bits of ice, dust and rock that break off of orbiting comets and vaporize when they enter Earth’s atmosphere. Also known as ‘shooting stars,’ these tiny incandescent particles are seen as streaks of light and have mesmerized human beings everywhere since the dawn of time.   Here’s How to Wish on a Star … Continued

Golf Clubs for Christmas

Santa Claus lives at the Pro Shop at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf Course. Why? So he can show you the latest golf clubs, golf accessories, and golf apparel. Ask the Jolly Old Elf for new golf clubs this holiday season, because the golf course is open! More Good Golf News Snowbirds … Continued

When Camels Roamed the Desert

Millions of years ago, the North American camel, known as camelops, roamed the Anza Borrego Desert. In fact, the fossil bones of ancient camels have been found in the Badlands of Camel’s Head Wash, a popular hiking trail only 33 miles south of here on Borrego Springs Road. Fast forward thousands of years to America’s … Continued

Bighorn Sheep in the Anza Borrego Desert

Bighorn sheep – sure footed, elusive, and perfectly colored to be camouflaged by desert scenery – are the namesake of Borrego Springs and the Anza Borrego Desert. ‘Borrego’ is Spanish for lamb. Normally wary of humans, bighorn sheep may come closer to popular hiking areas like the Palm Canyon Trail in November and December in … Continued

Three Reasons to Visit Borrego Springs in October

  Come for the Healing Waters The Native Americans who inhabited the Anza-Borrego desert lands for centuries knew the healing properties of the local hot springs. You’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated when you experience our salt-water swimming pool and the relaxing warmth of the spas and mineral baths. Visit Borrego Springs and renew your body, … Continued

Gold in the Anza-Borrego Desert

Peg Leg’s Gold Nuggets – Real or Imaginary? Thomas ‘Pegleg’ Smith was a real person. That much is true. He was one of the most famous trappers and prospectors of the mid-1800s and known to be a teller of tall-tales. The legend began when Pegleg was transporting a load of pelts down the Colorado River … Continued

Hike the Cleveland National Forest in Autumn

If the harsh beauty of the desert has you pining for mountain breezes or a glimpse of the ocean’s pounding surf, yearn no more. Just hop in the car and drive a mere 33 miles west of Borrego Springs on Montezuma Valley Road to the entrance of the Cleveland National Forest. Sunset Trail Leashed dogs … Continued

Pupfish in the Anza-Borrego Desert

Can you believe it? Frisky little fish live in the desert! Related to the minnow, pupfish live in the most extreme desert environments, enduring cold and heat that would send human beings back to the comforts of their RVs.   A Fish Named Pup Late summer through the fall is mating season in pupfish-land. Carl … Continued

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