Font's Point

4.7/5 (16 reviews)
Borrego Springs, California (San Diego County)
Last Updated: 01/01/2023
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Font's Point is an iconic Anza-Borrego Desert State Park destination with fantastic views of the park's striking topography. This trail is more about the destination than the ride. The short drive up to Font's Point follows a wide, sandy wash to a small parking area. Walk a short distance up from the parking area, and the ground suddenly disappears in front of you, revealing that you're standing on the edge of a cliff face overlooking the Borrego Badlands and thousands of acres of desert. The breathtaking vista is a "must-see" if you're in the area. Font's Point is one of the most popular attractions in Anza-Borrego and usually has a handful of visitors. Sunset is a great time to visit as the view is especially striking, and around dusk, you'll often see a few caravans of vehicles heading to the Point. Professional photographers can often be found on Font's Point seeking to capture stunning desert shots. Although it goes without saying, be very careful around the cliff edge at Font's Point, especially if you have pets or children. There are no guardrails or fences -- just a sudden drop-off down hundreds of feet.


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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (16 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A beautiful place and an easy trail. I highly recommend enjoying a sunrise or sunset at font's point. It's one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Anza Borrego State Park. Most cars with some momentum can make it through. I took my LX470 today but have driven out here in many vehicles including a Ford Mustang when I was much younger and feared nothing.
Trail Review: Font's Point - Matthew Parker
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy road for the High Clearance 4WD fun to drive as it's open game to the Point. Worth a Check!
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/21/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a must-see drive if you are in the area! The view at the destination will make you do a double-take. The reviews so far are pretty accurate: it's an easy, sandy wash with with a few sections of softer sand that might give a 2WD passenger car with road tires some trouble. Be prepared to deflate your tires a bit if you're in a Civic! We got through just fine with a 4Runner, a Trailblazer and a Highlander with AWD and road tires.
Status: Open
Visited: 11/18/2021

Starts out as a nice, wide open wash Eventually narrows to a canyon vibe with sandstone around you. If you're vehicle is capable, I recommend continuing on over the top of the lookout and dropping in to the Borrego Badlands. Narrow tracks and sharp turns, but if my Super Duty can make it, most any other vehicle could.
Trail Review: Font's Point - Cullen Powers
Trail Review: Font's Point - Cullen Powers
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/05/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Talk about views for days. This is one of the most breathtaking spots around SoCal that isn't an ocean. A view of the Salton Sea to the east and a mountain range to the west, there is just nothing more beautiful. The way into this trail does offer camping sites, but it's really one just giant road, so you will get traffic. The sand itself is very deep so smaller cars / CUV's may get stuck. 4WD / AWD highly recommended.
Trail Review: Font's Point - Alex Salazar

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