Coyote Canyon Road

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4.6/5 (18 reviews)
Borrego Springs, California (San Diego County)
Last Updated: 06/08/2023

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Coyote Canyon Road is a popular trail on the west side of Anza Borrego, known for its year-round water crossings. This oasis-like area of the desert is fun to travel through, especially in the spring during the desert flower blooms. The area directly around the trailhead is marked on State Park maps as a popular flower field with bright purple coloring the landscape. Be mindful of heavy foot traffic as visitors come to see the blooms, and respect management rules. During his overland exploration, Captain Juan Bautista De Anza named Coyote Canyon, where he camped in this area on March 14, 1774. In 1775, Anza led a colonizing expedition of 240 people and over 800 head of livestock from Tubac, Arizona, to modern-day San Francisco, California. Coyote Canyon Road closes at Waypoint 9 from June 1 to September 30 to preserve the watering opportunities for the Desert Bighorn Sheep.

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