Yaqui Well Trail

Borrego Springs, California

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Follow the yellow-painted footprints from Tamarisk Grove Campground to the beginning of the Yaqui Well Trail, across Yaqui Pass Road. This is a self-guiding nature trail with interpretive signs posted beside several representative desert wash plants. The trail climbs slightly, skirts a hillside covered with dense growths of cholla cactus, and then descends to Yaqui Well, an important desert water hole. Yaqui Well is one of the premier bird-watching sites in San Diego County. The presence of surface water and fine growths of ironwood, mesquite, and desert willow have created a microenvironment that is cooler, more damp, and much richer in food sources than the surrounding arid hills.

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"Follow the yellow-painted footprints from Tamarisk Grove Campground to the beginning of the Yaqui Well Trail, across Yaqui Pass Road. This is a self-guiding nature trail with interpretive signs posted beside several representative desert wash plants. The trail climbs slightly, skirts a hillside covered with dense growths of cholla cactus, and then descends to Yaqui Well, an important desert water hole. Yaqui Well is one of the premier bird-watching sites in San Diego County. The presence of surface water and fine growths of ironwood, mesquite, and desert willow have created a microenvironment that is cooler, more damp, and much richer in food sources than the surrounding arid hills."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Borrego Springs
Distance: 1.2
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: .5 hour
Season: All year
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Maps: USGS Tubb Canyon
Driving Directions: Directions to Yaqui Well Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/12/2009
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A short, easy, scenic 1.6 mile loop hike through a desert nature trail to a historic watering hole in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Easily accessible from Highway 78, this is a quick little hike you can hit on your way in or out of the park. (Date hiked: April 12, 2009.) Read the full write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2011/04/18/yaqui-well-nature-trail-in-anza-borrego-desert-state-park/



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