DirectionsTrail GuideTopo MapReviewsPhotosGPS
Pictograph Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Blair Valley has attracted human visitors for centuries. High above the desert, its temperatures are more moderate than those of its surroundings. Early inhabitants evidently found it comfortable, as do present-day hikers and campers. Hikers can pause to contemplate the meaning of pictographs along the way, which still puzzle archeologists. Left by the ancient Dieguena Indian Tribe, the red and yellow pictographs painted on the rocks may have relayed messages to travelers, or have some religious significance. Prehistoric graffiti represents a large investment of time and labor, so it is not to be taken lightly. Your view of Little Blair Valley on the hike back to the parking area shows the value of this location to early desert dwellers. Residents enjoyed excellent visibility from this slope at the end of the valley. There is a sacred feeling about being in an area that was inhabited so many centuries ago."
--Bill Cunningham & Polly Burke, Best Easy Day Hikes: Anza-Borrego (Falcon Guides).
Sign in/up to upload photos.