Anza Borrego Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers / Anza Borrego SP

Anza Borrego Flowers / Borrego Springs CA

Wild Flowers of Box Canyon, Mecca

San Diego desert maps
East San Diego County, Borrego Springs CA

San Diego Backcountry
600,000 acres of SoCal desert

BLOOM: March thru May
Anza Park elevations range from low to high. Lowest near eastern border of park (next to the Salton Sea) to the upper reaches of the western slopes @ 4000′ of the Laguna mountains. Lower elevations sprout up first; Higher elevations bloom later (along County Rd S-2) Drive from Warner Springs to Salton Sea = Back Road Highway # S22 is a great route to take thru the park – for the full gamut in vegetation & altitude.

anza wildflowers include – Arizona Lupine, Barrel cacti, Brittlebush, California Primrose, Cheesebush, Creosote, Desert Chicory, Desert Apricot, Desert Hibiscus, Desert Lavender, Desert Pincushion, Fiesta Flower, Fishhook Cactus, Gold-Poppy, Ghost Flowers, Ground Cherry, Fagonia, Prickly Pear, Monkey Flower, Ocotillo, Rigid Fiddleneck, Rock Daisy, Sahara Mustard, Sand Verbena, Short-Wing Deerweed, Spanish Needles, Spectacle Pod, Trailing Windmills, Turpentine Broom, Whispering Bells, Wishbone Bush

Anza Borrego Camping: Palm Canyon and RV Resortscamp


2012 CaliforniaWildflower Reports

(check back here, around early March)

local links:

Anza Borrego Desert
Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego National History Association
Borrego Campfire Restrictions
Desert USA Reports
Hellhole Canyon Hike
Palm Canyon Hike
Pictograph Trail
Total Escape Adventures Campouts


nearby towns:

Keysville Classic Mountain Bike Race

Mountain bike races are few & far in between, so Total Escape is here to promote them. This is one of the longest running races, near Lake Isabella, along the Kern River & up to 500+ bikes in competition w/ various classes. Downhill, cross country & short track. Presented by the Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association. 20+ years running, so we know it’s popular. Annual event held in the Springtime.

Annual event; March


More info on the Keysville Classic Race –

Zinfandel Festival

Zinfandel Festival

Traditional held the third weekend in March in the Central Coast Wine Tasting Region
Hosts:        Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance
Contact:    Meagan Callahan, 800-549-WINE (9463)
Where:    Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. Paso Robles, CA 93446

Celebrate the region’s heritage wine grape at Zinfandel Festival in three distinct events – RESERVE, Wine Country Auction and Grand Tasting.

RESERVE, the latest enhancement to the weekend celebration, acts as the all access Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival Pass. This unique event features exclusive wines including reserve and barrel samples and will be complemented by local wine country cuisine. Guests will also have the opportunity to preview auction lots in advance of Saturday’s live and silent auctions.

The Saturday Wine Country Auction includes one-of-a-kind lifestyle and wine auction lots up for bid. The Wine Country Auction is also the only opportunity to taste and purchase the 2009 collaborative Zinfandel blend. Directly following is the marquee Grand Tasting where attendees will enjoy vast selections of Zinfandel and Zinfandel blends from more than 40 Paso Robles producers.

Annual Event: MARCH
Paso Robles CA