Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park – Coyote Mountain Foothills

Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park is a feast for the avid outdoor person. If you go to the visitors center they will give you a variety of hiking suggestions depending on your hiking level and time. However, there are so many places to hike that are not mentioned in the literature.

Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park

While we boondocked at Rockhouse Canyon Road, we kept looking at the hills to the west and wondered if we could get to the top. Finally, the day before we left we decided to take the plunge. These are the eastern foothills of Coyote Mountain. As we got closer to the hills, we noticed multiple trails leading up.
 Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park

As it turns our the climb was an easy one and produced amazing views of Borrego Springs, the Santa Rosa Mountains, Clark Valley and the Badlands.

Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park

Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park

Our rig is in the middle of the picture. Not many people around us!

Once we got to the top of the first hill, we found a little depression filled with rock art. Someone spent a lot of time finding the perfect rocks and assembling them. Very Artistic and fun to see.

Dick is standing next to the starfish that you see below. These are not small pieces of art.

Dick thinks the snake is going to get him!

There were multiple trails leading further up into the foothills so we kept climbing until we ran out of time. You could spend a whole day up here and not finish all of the trials.

Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park

Overlooking Clark Valley and the Santa Rosa Mountains.

Borrego Springs is just above my head. 

Coyote Mountain is on the right side of this picture. You can see trails heading further up. That is for another day.

Another view of the back side of Coyote Mountain.

Next time we are in this area, we will pack a lunch and spend the whole day up here on these foothills. Maybe, we will even make it to the top of Coyote Mountain! Coyote Mountain rises 3,192 feet above sea level. It’s just high enough for a good day hike. 

How to get there

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2 Responses to Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park – Coyote Mountain Foothills

  1. gonewiththedogs March 23, 2017 at 7:17 am #

    So many areas just in the Borrego area to hike, so little time! Looks like you and Dick had a great time!

  2. Melinda Stanfield March 23, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    There are so many place. We really need to go back and spend a month just poking around.

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