Sandstone Canyon—South Approach Trail

Julian, California 92036

Sandstone Canyon—South Approach Trail

Sandstone Canyon—South Approach Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Many an early prospector or traveler tried to find a shortcut between the Vallecito Creek corridor (the Southern Emigrant Trail and Butterfield Stage route) and Lower Borrego Valley. Legend says that some of these travelers went “in” and failed to come “out.” In the days before accurate maps were available, it was all too easy to become disoriented in the maze of washes within the Carrizo Badlands. Today, it’s not so hard to make a similar traverse, as long as you know how to locate yourself on a topographic map, and find and follow this southern route to the head of Sandstone Canyon."

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Trail Information

Julian
Nearby City
6.2
Distance
900 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
December through March
Season
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Agua Caliente Springs, Arroyo Tapiado
Local Maps

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