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Experience Borrego


Borrego Springs, California, is located between the Salton Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

  • Elevation: 780 feet above sea level.
  • County: San Diego.
  • Distances: 78 miles northeast of the city of San Diego in the Borrego Valley of southeastern California.  The Salton Sea is 30 miles to the east following S-22. Borrego Springs is also 40 miles from the border of Mexico.
  • Desert: in the extreme western Sonoran Desert completely surrounded by the 600,000+ acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
  • Mountains: Surrounded by the Santa Rosa (8,000 ft), San Ysidro (6,500 ft) and Vallecito (3,600) mountains.
  • Highways:  County Highways S-3 and S-22 meet in downtown Borrego Springs.
  • Maps & Directions:  Map & Directions to Borrego Springs.
  • Coordinates:
    • USGS  33°15′24″N, 116°22′30″W (33.2558717, -116.375012)GR1. (This is near the intersection of Palm Canyon Drive and Borrego Springs Road, where most maps place the community).
    • USCB   33°14′50″N, 116°22′19″W (33.247113, -116.371969)GR1. This is approximately 3,300 feet south-southeast of the USGS location. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Borrego Springs census-designated place (CDP) has a total area of 110.1 km² (42.5 mi²), all land.

Things to do in Borrego

More things to do in Borrego

Anza-Borrego Desert Learning

Anza-Borrego Desert Learning

A full schedule of hikes, lectures, classes, field trips, tours, and other educational and recreational programs are offered during the desert season of approximately October - May.  Please check the websites of the organizations below for detailed program schedules.

Anza-Borrego Foundation
PO Box 2001
587 Palm Canyon Drive, Suites 110 & 111
Borrego Springs, CA 92004-2001


Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
652 Palm Canyon Dr
PO Box 310
Borrego Springs CA 92004-0310

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center
Citrus Production
Desert Hiking
Desert Gardens
Drives & 4WD
Music, Theater, Arts
Sky Art Sculpture
Wine Tours
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