We absolutely love Anza Borrego Desert. It is a quick escape from the dense population that comes with living so close to the beach. The definition of a “well trafficked hike” even changes as you follow your compass east. So often this is just what we need, a little elbow room.
“The Slot” trail in Anza Borrego is really special. Although there are more epic slot canyons on earth, there are none that are so close. It is especially fun when you see some of the curved passageways and wonder if you stand a chance of squeezing through. If these canyons were any more narrow, the only animals passing through would be coyotes, stink bugs, and toddlers. After maneuvering through the fifty foot tall sandstone, concretion filled canyon walls, the wash eventually opens up. A short explore of some nearby wind caves leads to rewarding views of deserted desert badlands.