ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
8:00 a.m. Hike - Roving Naturalist in Borrego Palm Canyon 3 Hours
Volunteer Naturalist Dan Leidecker will be roaming the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail searching for bighorn sheep and other interesting features along the trail. Look for him in his volunteer vest as you hike to the palm oasis. This is not a guided hike.
8:00 a.m. Walk – Desert Inspiration 1 Hour
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a sensory exploration of the desert in word and color that will nourish your connection with the rugged beauty of the desert. You’ll be surprised how much keener and richer your desert observations are after this hands-on experience. Meet in front of the Visitor Center for this gentle walk.
9:00 a.m. Walk – Pictograph Trail 3 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalist Judy Stewart on a moderate 3-mile round trip hike through a beautiful desert valley to a panoramic overlook. Along the way, we will look at a large rock that displays fragile artwork from hundreds of years ago and experience beautiful views from the dry fall at the end of Smuggler Canyon. Meet at the entrance to the Blair Valley primitive camp (turn off Highway S2 at the Butterfield Stage sign, near mile marker 23). Bring water, hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes.