Hike the Calcite Mine Trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert

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...

Distance

4 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

830 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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