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There is no other place like Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Many overlanders and outdoor enthusiasts seek it out for its endless exploration opportunities. Fish Creek Wash is the starting point for many since it connects to many of Anza-Borrego's most famous offroad trails. Wind, rain, powerful earthquakes, landslides, and father time have shaped Fish Creek Wash into a living, geological museum. With its wind caves, dinosaur tracks, fault lines, towering mud hills, sandstone canyons, and wildflowers, Fish Creek is a perfect place to begin your exploration of the astonishing Anza-Borrego.
Fish Creek runs through a desert wash with a mix of soft sand with exposed and hidden rocks. Trail conditions can change drastically after any rain. This trail is simple to follow. But if the weather has concealed the typical traffic pattern, stay in the wider paths to regain the route. Starting at roughly 200 feet, the trail climbs to over 2,300 feet over 18-plus miles. Fish Creek connects to Diablo's Drop Off's exit, Loop Wash, Sandstone Canyon, Olla Wash, and Hapaha Flat.
No significant obstacles exist, but all-wheel or four-wheel drive is recommended due to the sand and air down your tires.
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