Coyote Canyon Lower - Anza

Borrego Springs, California (San Diego County)

Last Updated: 06/07/2018
4.4 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
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Highlight: Coyote Canyon Lower - Anza
Lower Coyote Canyon is a popular trail on the west side of Anza Borrego. Known for its water crossings year-round, this lush area of the desert is always fun to travel. Coyote Canyon was named by Captain Juan Bautista De Anza during his overland exploration where he camped in this area on March 14, 1774. In 1775, Anza lead a colonizing expedition of 240 people and 800+ heads of livestock. Coyote Canyon closes from June 1st to September 30th to preserve the watering rights of the desert bighorn sheep.


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1. Dirt Road (0 mi)
Beginning of Coyote Canyon where the asphalt turns to dirt.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Borrego Springs, CA

From the Borrego Springs Circle, head east on Palm Canyon Drive for a 1/2 mile and turn left onto Di Giorgio Road. Take Di Giorgio Road north roughly 4.7 miles to the beginning of Coyote Canyon.



Land Use Issues

Coyote Canyon closes from June 1st to September 30th to preserve the watering rights of the Desert Bighorn Sheep.

Trail Reviews (10)

Questions & Answers (4)

Q: How deep is the water crossing #2 around this time?
–White JK (02/24/2019)
–Josh Noesser (02/24/2019)
Q: Looking for a day trip for our Jeep club leaving out of Hwy 79 near Warner Springs. Is this easy to get to from that area?
–Shannon (01/06/2019)
–Josh Noesser (01/06/2019)
Q: The rocky climb after the 3rd wash, does it have a name?
–Alex (11/26/2018)
–Josh Noesser (11/27/2018)
Q: to the community: I've been told that drone photography is permitted in Coyote Canyon. Is that correct?
–Patricia Garver (08/04/2018)
–Joe Stasney (02/09/2019)
–Josh Noesser (08/04/2018)

Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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