All activities meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise specified.
9:00 a.m. New Year’s Day Resolution Hike: Hike Alcoholic Pass! 4 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Ron & Peg Poitras to experience and discover the prehistory, history, and present-day journey of those who have used this trail for food, water, work, and fun. This is a 4 hour excursion into the pass. Meet at the north end of DiGiorgio Road. This is a strenuous but relatively short hike, bring water, snacks and wear hiking boots.
9:00 a.m. Hike - Borrego Mountain West Butte 3 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Mary Ekelund and Paul Larson for a moderate 3-mile (roundtrip) 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 of Buttes Pass Road, 1.5 miles east of Borrego Springs Road.
11:00 a.m. – Junior Rangers 45 Minutes
Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited.
2:00 p.m. Walk – Get to Know the Park 1.5 Hours
You’ve just arrived and wonder where you can take an easy walk to get introduced to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist for a walk on The Connector Trail to get a good overview of the desert and what you can experience during your stay. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Wear long sleeves and a sun hat. Bring a quart of water that you can carry hands-free.