Guadalupe Canyon Hot Springs

Guadalupe Canyon Baja Hot Springs

Canon de Guadalupe

Baja Hot Springs Camping Resort

 

Baja California Hot Tub

40 miles SW of Mexicali – Laguna Salada off Mexican Highway 2

Guadalupe Canyon Oasis
Palm Canyon Hot Spring Camping Resort
619-639-7597

 

Off road destination, palm canyon in Baja California Norte
East of San Diego
SW of El Centro / Mexicali

Imagine a palm oasis canyon in a remote area of the Baja desert; Cool springs that feed the lush landscape with huge boulders & cliff diving waterfalls. With each campsite featuring it’s very own custom hot springs tub. This place was a paradise 20 years ago, but is now over-developed w/ large groups, parties and camping families. If you can handle the 30+ miles of unimproved dirt roads, this spot is worth a visit mid-week. Winter months are prime time to visit the desert. Temperatures are moderate, days are pleasant & midweek has minimal tourists. Avoid holiday weekends as crowds a can get rowdy and disrupt the peaceful setting. Summer is triple digit heat for months. This canyon is hard to reach and inside a third world country, but well worth the distant journey.

Baja MapsPlenty of great hiking and petroglyph canyons, cool pools and waterfalls, granite boulders, soothing warm waters & gorgeous desert scenery. Summers are usually roasting out here, so plan your vacation accordingly. Palalpas (built for shade) add to the charm & unique look. Each campsite is unique & has a different lay out. Reservations are recommended.

A family run set of campgrounds within a steep palm canyon. Hot Springs are piped to individual pools at each campsite for a maximum of privacy. A cold creek runs through the canyon as well, feeding the palm grove below & waterfalls way up canyon. A desert oasis set upon the slopes of the Sierra Juarez Mountains in Baja.

getting there is a journey –

Recommended high clearance vehicle, sport utility vehicle, or truck. The last 35 miles of the trip is through rough & rugged sandy roads.

nearest towns –

Guided tours to Guadalupe Canyon can be booked thru Baja Trek. We are no longer offering Baja California trips with Total Escape Adventures

Baja hot spring photos from Total Escape Adventures trips –
FEB 2000
NOV 2000
APR 2001
NOV 2001
NOV 2002

Lazy Afternoon in Baja

Pool Reflections 5

Deep Creek Hot Springs

Deep Creek Hike-in Hot Springs

Deep Creek Canyon

Several hot spring pools line this desert canyon on the SW side of Deep Creek. There are smaller hot tubs, as well a large warm tub that is big enough to swim in. The vegetation around the springs and main creek is fairly lush for this desert terrain. A variety of trees, including willows, plus small meadows and grasslands add to the visual balance of this land. Deep Creek is one of the popular Southern California hot springs due to its proximity to the big, urban areas.

East of Lake Arrowhead; South West of I-15 @ Hesperia & Victorville

Deep Creek Hot Springs is a hike in only site.

San Bernardino National Forest
Big Bear Map

option A: Bowen Ranch, 2 mile hike
Bowen Ranch parking area, pay a fee to the crazy man and have the shortest hike to springs. The word ‘ranch” is used to describe a small shack with some junker cars. No entry after 10PM and the man at this private property is not a friendly ranger, nor is he a pleasant person to deal with (which is why we list 2 other parking options).

Interstate 15, exit Bear Valley in Victorville. Go East on Bear Valley 10 miles to Central. Turn right on Central. Just beyond the top of the hill turn left on Ocotillo, which becomes a dirt road. Turn right on Bowen Ranch Road and continue until you get to Bowen Ranch. National Forest Trail #3W02 the Goat Trail (aka Bowen trail) is 2 miles, the steepest and shortest route into the desert creek canyon.

Bowen Ranch Trail, as seen from opposite side of canyon

option B: PCT Trail Route, 6 mile hike
Interstate 15, exit Hesperia & take Main St. @ Y veer left- Rock Springs Rd., right on Deep Creek Road and follow it up to Mojave River at the Saddle Dike Embankment. Park near the dam; Look for Pacific Crest Trail sign for hike up canyon to the hot springs.

option C: Bradford Ridge, 3 mile hike
Lake Arrowhead hike-in way via the Bradford Ridge Path. Take Highway 173 East, which becomes a wide graded dirt road heading toward the desert. From the shooting (rifle) range where the pavement ends, clock your trip meter on your vehicle 3 miles further down the road. Park at small pull out on the left side. Near the sign that says ‘Narrow Bridge’, where a gated old fire is directly across. Trail head was not marked. If you are into hiking, this option is for you. Narrow sandy ridge trails, single track. Bring flashlights for a successful hike out at night.


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DeepCreek

Deep Creek Forum – deepcreekhotsprings.net
Deep Creek Volunteers – deepcreekvolunteers.com
NFS link – http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recarea/?recid=34152

California Christmas Festivals

There are many celebrations for Christmas & New Years throughout California. This list is a sampling of the fun.
[Check the web links or call for dates & times of these Christmas celebrations.]

Atascadero CA
Winter Wonderland
atascaderomainstreet.org

Auburn CA
Country Christmas Festival
800-427-6463
oldtownauburnca.com

Avalon CA
New Years Eve on Catalina
310-510-2848

Bishop CA
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
760-873-8405

Boulder Creek CA
Drive-Thru Living Nativity @ 12465 Highway 9
831-338-3700

El Cajon CA
Drive-Thru Nativity @ 1630 E. Madison Ave
619-444-0763

Eureka CA
Truckers Christmas Convoy
keka101.com

Felton CA
Holiday Lights Train
roaringcamp.com

Ferndale CA
Holiday Tractor Parade
707-786-4299
707-786-4477

Fairfield CA
Holiday Night of Lights
fairfielddowntown.com

Huntington Beach CA
Cruise of Lights Boat Tour
cruiseoflights.org

Livermore CA
Trinity Live Nativity
925-449-4212
trinitylivermore.org

Monterey CA
La Posada Candlelight Parade
831-649-7111

Newport Beach CA
Christmas Light Boat Parade; 200+ boats cruise the harbor decorated in festive lights. This week-long boat parade, the largest and oldest of its kind in Southern California, lasts 2+ hours.
714-729-4400

Nevada City CA
Living Nativity during Victorian Christmas.
nevadacitychamber.com

Oakland CA
Holiday Yacht Parade near Jack London Square

Oceanside CA
Live Nativity – Martin Luther King Jr. Park
760-947-3200

Roseville CA
Christmas Keepers Faire
877-742-7066

Salinas CA
Streets of Bethlehem
831-422-9872
streetsofbethlehem.com

San Diego CA
Big Bay Balloon Parade
pacificlifeholidaybowl.com

San Jose CA
Christmas in the Park
408-995-6635
christmasinthepark.com

Santa Rosa CA
Drive-Thru Live Nativity
santarosasda.org
707-578-8883

Sausalito CA
Lighted Yacht Parade
syconline.org

South Lake Tahoe CA
Valhalla Holiday Gala
valhallatahoe.com/events.html