Hike the Calcite Mine Trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert

4 Miles Round Trip - 830 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Calcite Mine Road Lookout - Search Nearby - Added by Fern Koan

If you want to traipse & scramble through the desert and pretend you're on Mars this might be the spot for you. 

Open from March until October - but I would not particularly recommend this hike in the summer months, unless you started in the wee almost dark hours. This is the desert and it gets hot early and quickly.

This is a former calcite mine with slot canyons, great rock formations and some shady areas to chill in.

Park at the Calcite Mine Lookout and then walk up to the trail.

Trail Head coordinates & link here: https://goo.gl/maps/oMPC55jB5x...

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4 Miles
830 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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