Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: First Day Hike- Buttes Pass Road at Highway 78
Park: Anza-Borrego Desert SP
Join Volunteer Naturalists Mary Ekelund and Paul Larson for a moderate 3-mile (round trip) hike to the top of one of our smaller peaks, but with great views! There will be some walking on narrow ridges and scrambling on rocks toward the summit. Meet just off Highway #78 at the intersection with Buttes Pass Road, 1.5 miles east of Borrego Springs Road. Heavy rain cancels.
Location of the Event: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Time of the Event: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where to Meet: Buttes Pass Road at Highway 78, 1.5 miles east of Borrego Springs Road
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate
Minimum Age for Kids: recommended minimum age 8 (must be able to hike 3 miles over rough terrain)
Length of the Trail: 3 miles
Things to Bring: Bring water, hat, snacks, sturdy footwear
Cancellation Information: Cancelled in the event of heavy rain; call ABDSP Visitor Center 760-767-4205
About First Day Hikes and America's State Parks: America's State Parks announced that all 50 state park systems will sponsor guided First Day Hike Programs on New Year’s Day 2013. America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2013 at a state park. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family. Currently there are 622 First Day Hikes. To find out more about America's State Parks, visit http://www.americasstateparks.org.
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