Anza Borrego Metal Sculptures

4.8/5 (13 reviews)
Borrego Springs, California ( County)
Last Updated: 02/20/2023

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Perhaps one of the most unique and talked about features of Anza Borrego isn't the natural beauty but rather the man-made art. In the low desert, a small city named Borrego Springs features some of the most amazing sculptures in North America. Comprised of steel, these sculptures of modern animals, prehistoric dinosaurs, and mythical creatures lace the desert like hidden gems to be found. These sculptures are an amazing mix of craftsmanship, design, and location. The desert background almost makes them look like they are walking next to you. Thus when in the area, explore the desert and let us know what you find. And by all means, please tell us which one is your favorite. Is it the Jeep, Sea Serpent, Phoenix, T-Rex, or something different? There are over a 130 different sculptures in the desert. We can't wait to hear from you soon and see your photos.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (13)
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/20/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Not really an off-road trail but very worthwhile none the less. Lots of cool sculptures to see. Most you can drive right up to, but not the dragon any longer
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/03/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is great outing for the family and no need for 4wd, any vehicle could do this dirt road. We came through after camping elsewhere in the park and it was a great time. The kids loved having lunch with the elephants. Disappointed to see they had most of the sculptures on the north end open to foot traffic only. No sure if it’s been that way for long, but I’ve seen pictures of rigs with the serpent sculpture and was looking forward to taking my own. Still worth the drive if you’ve got Little’s and not-so-Little’s too.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very easy. 2WD truck can do this easily.
Visited: 05/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Pretty much any car can do this, and kids love it! Do you even overland if you don't instagram pictures of your rig with the sculptures?
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/25/2021

Awesome drive. Definitely not an off road trail but it’s a great place to explore and take a break from the trails. Highly recommend if you need to stop in Berrego Springs.

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