Mike's Hikes: Indian Head Peak

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 6:00am to 5:00pm

Registration for this hike is now closed.

Join fitness enthusiast and hike leader Mike Puzzo for a series of 5 strenuous hikes to some of the most popular and iconic peaks of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. These hikes are NOT interpretive walks, they are strenuous, fast-paced hikes intended for experienced hikers in good physical condition looking for some guidance up to the top of our desert peaks.

All participants should be very experienced hikers, accustomed to full day, 10+ mile strenuous hikes. Each person should be prepared with their own essentials- water, food, clothing… the works. Due to the difficulty of these hikes, the hike leader reserves the right to turn a participant away if deemed unprepared.

One Hike: $45 / $35 for ABF Members
All 5 Hikes: $180 / $140 for ABF Members

December 17, 2016
Indian Head Peak
6:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Arguably the most iconic peak in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Indian Head Peak looms above the town of Borrego Springs, giving character to the ridgeline. This hike is for very advanced hikers capable to traversing steep off-trail routes on loose footing while dodging the ever-present agave and cholla. Indian Head is a steep, 8-mile, off trail adventure that is not for the casual adventurer.

Total mileage up and back will be about 8 miles with 3,200 feet of elevation.

Meet: At the parking area for Borrego Palm Canyon Trail, inside the Borrego Palm Canyon Campground.

Bring: Everything you need for a serious desert adventure. AT LEAST one gallon of water, gloves, sun protection, sturdy shoes, etc.


Interested in the rest of the Five Peak Feat? See descriptions of all 5 hikes here.