Carrizo Gorge Road

Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain542ft
Trailhead Elevation725ft
Elevation Min/Max725/1164ft
Elevation Start/End725/725ft

Carrizo Gorge Road

Carrizo Gorge Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 725 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 542 feet. This trail connects with the following: Bow Willow Road.

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Jerry Schad
"Few travelers on I-8 near Jacumba in eastern San Diego County fail to be impressed by the enormous stacks of rounded boulders thrusting skyward over the high-desert landscape. How did these boulder piles get there? Are they the “sweepings of the world,” as Padre Pedro Font characterized similar formations during his travels through Anza-Borrego in 1775? Or is there a more prosaic geologic explanation? On this hike, you’ll get up close and familiar with some of those big boulder piles, and enjoy a panoramic view of Carrizo Gorge."
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Trail Information

Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness
Nearby City
Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness
Skill Level
De Anza Springs Resort, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Jacumba
Local Maps

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