Butler and Coyote Canyon Loop Backpacking

Salton City, California 92275

Butler and Coyote Canyon Loop Backpacking

Butler and Coyote Canyon Loop (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide

"If you were to frame the perfect desert backpack, it would have a narrow snaking gorge with steep walls, American Indian sites, running water, spectacular views of both high mountain escarpments and desert lowlands, a register to record your crossing over Alcoholic Pass, and segments of total solitude and silence. All of these await you on this trip—a high-quality escape that’s close to civilization. After a day’s workout winding down shaded desert canyons, Coyote Creek will be a refreshing place to cool off. Enjoy the chorus of frogs at the water’s edge."

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Trail Information

Salton City
Nearby City
18
Distance
2,160 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2 days
Duration
Winter through spring
Season
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Santa Rosa Mountains State Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min. Clark Lake, Clark Lake NE, Collins Valley, and Borrego Palm Canyon
Local Maps