Coyote Canyon

Photo of Coyote Canyon from Santa Rosa Mountains
Coyote Canyon from the North

Coyote Canyon is the primary path of Coyote Creek, a meandering 35-mile monument to Anza-Borrego history and Mountain Cahuilla civilization. It offers challenges to backpackers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and 4-wheel drive enthusiasts, and opportunities for day-hikers to get away from well-travelled roads.

Coyote Canyon can be approached from Borrego Springs in the south and Anza in the north. The canyon is closed to vehicle traffic between Upper Willows and Middle Willows. From June to October 1, the Coyote Canyon and Horse Canyon trails are closed from the north. The Coyote Canyon trail is closed at Third Crossing.

Points of Interest from the South

Desert Gardens
Alcoholic Pass
Ocotillo Flat
Ash Wash
Lower Willows
Box Canyon North
Collins Valley
Middle Willows

Points of Interest from the North

Horse Canyon
Coyote Canyon Road/Jeep Trail
Nance Canyon
Pacific Crest Trail
Upper Willows