Hike Sheep Canyon

San Diego County, California

5.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

3 miles

Elevation Gain

1000 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Scott Sichler

A palm canyon oasis in the desert.

Sheep Canyon is probably the most remote palm canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California. While Palm Canyon is easily accessed from the State Park campground, Sheep Canyon is on a dirt road that requires stream crossings and potentially a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. 

The canyon is named for the bighorn sheep you might see if you are lucky. A primitive campground is nearby if you want to stay the night. There is no real trail into the canyon so you have to scramble up and around boulders to see this oasis.  

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Reviews

This is a really fun place to explore. It's a true desert oasis.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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