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Address: Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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+1 760-767-4205

Popular day hiking area for desert lovers.

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A Desert Oasis

great place to visit. a creek runs through it the entire season its open. cars can cross the first, maybe the second water crossing after that if you are not in a 4 x 4 vehicle... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
san diego, United States
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san diego, United States
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

great place to visit. a creek runs through it the entire season its open. cars can cross the first, maybe the second water crossing after that if you are not in a 4 x 4 vehicle you are not going to make the rest of the way up the canyon. after the third crossing it gets really ROUGH for about... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We are Jeep-people (true 4x4, not a maul-crawler), but we know that many of our family and friends are not. Coyote Canyon is a great trail for showing guests the beauty of the desert--they can drive their own cars rather than cram in the back seat of our 2-door. During the recent SuperBloom even Priuses were all the way to... More 

1 Thank BorregoSailor
Encinitas, California
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

My daytrip was on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The flower blooms were pretty nice along Coyote Canyon Road, but unfortunately the Ocotillos had not started to bloom much.When that happens, the canyon is very pretty. In a few weeks it should be much better. The start of the road was crowded with cars, but the first creek crossing weeded out... More 

2 Thank Dez40
Long Beach, California
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The spring flowers were as spectacular here as anywhere else in the area, but much smaller crowds. Dirt road was in good condition, no need for high clearance vehicle to get to nice blooms.

Thank kdk90814
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312 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Drove up the canyon. Did not see a big bloom. A few lupine and budded Ocatillo. Easy for four wheel drive but not worth the effort until the Ocatillo are in bloom. Could be now or in few days. No carpets of lowers. Lots of people. Visited five days ago.

Thank Alan K
Maywood, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I went to Coyote Canyon at the end of Di Gorgio Road during the Super Bloom of wildflowers. There was a large variety of flowers along the road and in the fields. After the pavement, there is a sandy, dirt road. It is fairly easy to travel on a little past the Desert Garden area, which is marked with a... More 

1 Thank Susan M
Spring Valley, California
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been enjoying Coyote canyon but not the road for over forty years. Imagine my surprise when last weekend (April 12th) I went over in my Jeep expecting ruts and dirt and teeth jarring holes and discovered that someone has bladed the road for several miles! You can take just about any old car almost all the way to... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Drove a Subaru Forester to beyond 3rd crossing while hunting for historic landmarks. Really enjoyed the drive.

1 Thank Donald L
Healdsburg, California, United States
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

An easy two wheel drive back to desert gardens lead us to the back side of Coyote Mountain. Interesting geology. Love the desert and all it offers. Would be spectacular when wild flowers are blooming.

Thank Pamela T
San Diego, California
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37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Borrego Springs is famous for its Spring wildflowers, and the easiest place to see them is Coyote Canyon. An easily drivable dirt road runs miles up the canyon. In a good year, you will see dozens of varieties of flowers, along with flowering ocotillos and cactus.

1 Thank Cary L

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