Font's Point

4.7/5 (26 reviews)
Borrego Springs, California (San Diego County)
Last Updated: 03/22/2023

Trail Information



Nicknamed California's Grand Canyon, Font's Point is one of the most popular destinations in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The Point has incredible views of the iconic Borrego Badlands, a 15 by 20-mile topographical wonder. Font's Point looks down into the maze of hills and arroyos that makes up the badland. At one time, the badlands were all under a sea. Sunsets at Font's Point are famous and a must-do for those spending time in Anza-Borrego.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Font's Point is an out-and-back trail leading to its namesake, Font's Point. The trail is hard-packed sand in the middle of the wash and fluffy and deep sand on the sides with no obstacles. Driving in the middle of the wash is best if you don't have four-wheel drive or ground clearance. Font's Point is suitable for any high clearance vehicle. Font's Point connects with Short Wash in the middle of the trail. You can take that as an alternative for a much longer day of fun.

Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (26)
Visited: 04/25/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

My sweetheart and I have done this one several times. Always love the spectacular view at the end, but the very best was going there just before dusk, and watching the full moon rise over the Salton Sea. It was breathtaking and I highly recommend it. There were probably 30 of us there just for that event.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very easy and sandy trail to the viewpoint, passenger cars were making it to the parking area without issue. This is a well known and popular viewpoint so expect a crowd, even for sunrise viewing. Some good spots to camp along the way, even saw a large group of about 8-10 vehicles lined up in one area.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Long sandy part that's pretty much fun. Nice overlook at the end.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Went out to the area to help out and update some the trails. Always a must do if you are in the area at sunset.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/04/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Wide wash with a few deeper soft spots. Easy route with very little large rocks or debris. Saw a Mercedes sedan drive up.

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