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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® Interpretive Activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Events meet at the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. Be aware that there is a $10 Day Use Fee at the Visitor Center.

8:30 a.m. Hike – Pinyon Ridge     7 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Ted Caragozian and Paul Larson for a moderately strenuous (approx 6-9 miles) in the higher country with some great views and wildflowers. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a snack and plenty of water as this is a fairly strenuous hike. Meet at the Hellhole parking lot. Four-wheel-drive (or all-wheel drive) is mandatory with some carpooling available.

11:00 a.m. Talk – Bighorn Sheep: Symbol of Desert Wilderness     1 Hour
Join Volunteer Naturalist Tony DeLorenzo to find out about bighorn sheep. Where did they come from? What is their history here in the desert? What are their prospects for the future?

2:00 p.m. Junior Ranger Family Adventure – Walk in the Badlands     1.5 Hours
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a family walk. We’ll discover the exciting features of this dramatic landscape and take a rocky walk to look closely at the desert badlands. Families are welcome. Kids 7-12 will receive their Junior Ranger badge. Bring water and wear a sun hat. Meet at the Pull-out at Mile 34.6 on Highway S-22, east of Borrego Springs. Please sign up before 1 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Call 760-767-4205.

7:30 p.m. Campfire – Animal Songs     1 Hour
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a lighthearted look at some of the Park animals. Using the sounds of a few of our Park animals, you’ll leave this program with a song in your heart! Meet at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center.