Things Named Chuck

Chuck Roast, Chuck Taylors, and Chuckwallas! The first two you know, but what’s a chuckwalla? Pack yourself a couple of sandwiches from last night’s leftover chuck roast, put those Chuck Taylor sneakers on your feet, and head out into the Anza-Borrego Desert to find chuckwallas. Just like many modern people, chuckwallas are vegans. They graze … Continued

A Dream on Ghost Mountain

Ghost Mountain Hike the short, steep Ghost Mountain trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert to Yaquitepec, the ruins of the adobe home built by idealist writer Marshal South. He, his wife, and their three children lived there from 1930 to 1947 without electricity or running water. They lived simply by planting a vegetable garden, harvesting seeds … Continued

The 5 Top Rated Restaurants in Borrego Springs

Red Ocotillo ($$-$$$) Serving traditional American fare since 2005, Red Ocotillo uses an organic garden-to-table model harvesting some of its fresh veggies from the nearby garden. They serve Breakfast (7:30am – 11:00am) with items like Red Ocotillo Benedict (smoked salmon) and Crab Cake Benedict, along with more traditional items like Pancakes, French toast, and Biscuits … Continued

Sssssssssssnakes in the Anza Borrego Desert

When the weather is chilly, snakes go someplace to curl up and wait for hot weather. Now that summer is approaching and the temperature is marching toward the triple digits in the daytime, snakes are more likely to be out and slithering about.   Snake Safety Protect yourself from potentially painful snakebites by observing common-sense … Continued

ATV Riding at Ocotillo Wells

  Here’s What You’ll See Blowsand Hill – Just as the name implies, this vast dune was made by the wind carrying grains of sand miles uphill. Devil’s Slide – A 200 foot high decomposing granite mountaintop, whose side is coated with a dark desert varnish, as a result of being exposed to sunlight. Supposedly … Continued

Dinosaurs in the Anza Borrego Desert

With no formal art training whatsoever, a cowboy-boot salesman was persuaded by his young daughter to create a dinosaur sculpture after she had seen the movie Jurassic Park. He made a 20-foot tall, 45-foot long metal statue of Tyrannosaurus Rex as her Christmas gift.   Getting to Galleta Meadows from The Springs at Borrego RV … Continued

Spring Blooms in the Anza-Borrego Desert, 2021

See the Anza-Borrego Desert Now Reserve your stay at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course right away to see the beautiful desert wildflowers. Occasionally rain comes in abundance, sometimes, not at all. Right now, you can see the white and red striated petals of the Fish-Hook Cactus and the pulsating purple blossoms … Continued

Eyes on the Sky – March Stargazing in the Desert

March 9 & 10 – Early morning! Take advantage of the super-dark skies above the Springs at Borrego to witness an impressive cosmic huddle on March 9-10. Dedicated sky-watchers will thrill as four worlds cluster in the southeast morning sky. Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn will all appear in near-perfect alignment, while the crescent moon will … Continued

Waterfalls in the Anza Borrego Desert

Indian Canyons in Palm Springs A true oasis with streams and waterfalls, scenic Indian Canyons is ideal for hiking and exploring the beautiful desert scenery. This 15 mile long canyon is lined with large palm trees that add a little bit of color to the muted shades of the desert. The ‘Andreas Trail’ is short … Continued

RV Valentine Getaway

Valentine Wine in Borrego Springs It wouldn’t be a special occasion without a bottle of wine. Make a quick trip to… Village Liquor at 659 Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs for a bottle of champagne or other wine. “The wine section is the most comprehensive in Borrego,” says Denise D on Google Reviews. They … Continued

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