Borrego Palm Canyon Hike

Today we drove to Borrego Springs for a 5 night stay.  I headed out on a 10.5 mile hike while Scott rested his toe.  I wish I would have brought his camera and his excellent photography skills.  This was the best hike I’ve taken in a long time.  It was a great trail!

The trail ended here with a little creek and Palm trees.  This was an out and back hike so I didn’t expect much on the way back but I got lucky and spotted several big horn sheep.  The photos below don’t do them justice but at least help me remember.

This and the next photo shows an adult female big horn sheep.


The photo above shows 2 juveniles following her up the hill, see if you can find them.

The 2 above were right next to the trail.  As I continued down, a boy of about 10 with his family asked if I’d seen any animals and was very excited to hear about the big horn sheep ahead.

Fabulous hike!


My husband Scott Anderson and I have spent most of our time riding bicycles. We have done extensive bicycle touring all over the world over the past 30 years. We were fully self supported and the routes we took were all developed by Scott.

10 response to "Borrego Palm Canyon Hike"

    • By: Rocky Posted: February 16, 2021

      Fonts Point looks beautiful but I definitely would walk not bike!

  1. By: gregblood Posted: February 16, 2021

    I was going to give Scott a good piece of my mind for rubbing it in that he’s enjoying warm weather and the scenery of one of my favorite places on earth while us northerners are freezing our asses off, but then I saw your beautiful hike and deemed you to be just as guilty. Have you no sympathy?

    Seriously though, I forgive you Rocky, but I’m not sure if I forgive Scott.

    • By: Rocky Posted: February 16, 2021

      I do feel guilty having such good weather when everyone else is having such bad weather! But you are a lot tougher than I am!

  2. By: BobinVT Posted: February 16, 2021

    Amazing how the sheep blend in to those rocks. Looks like another great hike.

  3. By: Laura Posted: February 16, 2021

    My goodness, I’m impressed with your mileage. Your pictures are very nice…you didn’t need better equipment. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: February 17, 2021

    Those are beautiful pics and it does look like a gorgeous hike (in winter, not summer!). Extra special to see the bighorn sheep, too!

  5. By: Suzanne Posted: February 17, 2021

    Great pictures, Rocky! The photographer takes the pictures, not the camera!

  6. By: NancyG Posted: February 19, 2021

    Fantastic hike with Big Horn Sheep to top it off. WOW. I had to search but did finally (after enlarging the photo) find the babies following mama up the trail.

    I agree with everyone that you are a great photographer and, as I have said in the past, you do not need Scott along for that purpose at least ;’-).

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