Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association : Activity Calendar

Things to do in Borrego Springs  


ABDNHA conducts approximately 150 desert walks, hikes, lectures, tours, guided trips, Desert 4WD, desert flower programs, stargazing, and other activities during the October to April desert season.  Many of our programs are free of charge to the general public and other programs have modest fees.

 

Some of our programs allow online registration - see individual program listings below.  You may also register for all programs by visiting the ABDNHA Desert Nature Center, 652 Palm Canyon Drive, one block west of Christmas Circle.  You may also register by phone: 760-767-3098.    Join ABDNHA and receive our Sand Paper newsletter five times per year.


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Be Prepared
For All Desert Tours and Hikes


Have a vehicle in good operating condition with a full tank of gas. Know if 4WD is needed.

All hikes and walks require good closed-toed hiking shoes, and drinking water. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, energy snacks are strongly recommended. 

A hiking pole is also recommended.  See hike descriptions as some hikes require hiking poles.

Know your physical condition.  All hikes are going to require walking on uneven ground.  Some hikes will involve elevation gain, bouldering, etc.  Read the hike descriptions and only go on hikes you feel you are prepared to handle.

Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

 


ABDNHA's business members support the educational work of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association and provide tourism services in Borrego Springs.

 

Their support is appreciated.


760-767-4255

 

760-767-3502

 

590 Palm Canyon Drive

760-767-3311

 

 

760-767-0311

 

760-767-5944

 

 

 

 

760-767-0100

 

760-767-4492

 

 

760-767-0004

 

760-767-5800

 

800-242-0044

 

Fredericks
Landscaping

760-767-5362

 

760-767-5700

 

 

760-767-3262

 



760-767-4255

 

760-767-3502

 

 

760-767-0311

 

760-767-5944

 

 

590 Palm Canyon Drive

760-767-3311

 

760-767-0100

 

760-767-0004

 

760-767-4492

 

760-767-5800

 

800-242-0044

 

Fredericks
Landscaping

760-767-5362

 

760-767-5700

 

 

760-767-3262

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With daily summer temperatures almost always above 100 degrees, and as high as the 120's during June, July, August, and September, ABDNHA does not schedule programs during this period.  We will have a full program of hikes, lectures, and special activities for the next desert season, from October 2016 - May 2017. 

Program details will begin to be posted here during the mid-summer months.

That is not to say the desert cannot be visited in the summer.  Borrego's hotels, with cool and refreshing pools, make a nice base for experiencing the desert during its most extreme season.  Many of our summer visitors seem to come from Europe; they are here to experience the Great American Desert.  Any activities need to be scheduled and completed very early in the morning, during the first couple hours of daylight to avoid the heat, and large amounts of water are essential for all desert trips, whether travelling in a vehicle or on foot. 

Many people live in Borrego Springs year round, just as they do in Phoenix and other hot summer desert locations.  Some residents enjoy the quiet time, things slow way down.  There is never a crowd at the post office as we pick up our mail!  The population of town begins to tick upwards in September and builds through October, November, and December.  The annual Borrego Days celebration in late October, 51st annual is scheduled for October 21-23 of 2016, is regarded as the official start of the desert season.

We look forward to seeing you in Borrego Springs!




Details will be added to events as they are available


Borrego Birding Festival
March 15 - 17, 2017

Borrego Desert Garden Tour
March 18, 2017



   

 

 

 
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