|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||500 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour|
|Shape of Trail:||Connector|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Ocotillo|
|Official Road Name:||South Carrizo Creek|
|Management Agency:||Anza-Borrega Desert State Park|
|District:||Anza-Borrega Desert State Park|
In the lower portion of Anza Borrego Desert, there is a section of trail that skirts around marsh land and is an interesting site to see. The level of green in the area is almost unbelievable as you head down the wash. If you choose to continue down this trail, it will take you straight into the heart of the Carrizo Badlands which can be said to be one of the most unique views of all of Anza Borrego Desert. The next time you are down that way, make sure you take Carrizo Creek South.
Dirt and/or rocky road. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 5" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 5" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 6" inches. Good tire placement likely. Can be steep, but with good traction.Read more about our rating system
The trail begins right off highway S2 and heads north. The trail name can be a bit confusing since it is south and it is on the north side of the road. On the south side of the road is Carrizo Creek / Canyon / Gorge.
Some of the views along the route.
The trail ends where four other trails connect. The main ones are Vallecito Wash, Canyon Sin Nombre, and Carrizo Creek. From here you can go almost any direction in the desert and find any type of wheeling you would want to attempt.
Starting Point: Ocotillo, CA
Dispersed camping is allowed in this area and throughout Anza Borrego State Park. But there is no one spot worth camping at over others along the trail. Many people like to camp near Arroyo Tapiado which is not far from this trail. No wood fires are allowed while doing dispersed camping unless in one of the many Anza Borrego State Park designated campgrounds, in which case, wood campfires in metal rings may be allowed with restrictions. Make sure you check with the Rangers prior to planning a wood campfire. Please visit Reserve America to find the camping area for you.