Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest state park, is located in San Diego County approx. 87 miles from the beaches of Del Mar. Though relatively close, the drive goes along windy roads taking approx. 2 hours to complete. It’s a drive well worth the trip, offering stark beauty and weather generally cooler than Death Valley. We recently wrote a posting–How hot is it in the Death Valley? Well, if you visit Death Valley today you’ll experience a searing 112 degree heat (reaching 118 by Monday.) On the other hand Anza Borrego expects a high of 89 degrees today and 98 by Monday. Anza Borrego can be 10 to 20 degrees cooler than Death Valley, but who’s counting?
What is there to see at Anza Borrego? Among its attractions are plants such as the unique Ocotillo (right photo.) When in bloom the tall spindly plant and its red flowers can look like a candle with flames coming out of its tips.
What to see and do in Anza Borrego Desert State Park: