Catch a Sunset at Fonts Point

Fonts Point Trailhead

With 600,000 acres of land to explore, Anza-Borrego State Park will keep you coming back for more. The park has activities for everybody, including star-gazing, hiking, camping, off-roading and more! Fonts Point is a great way to witness the beauty of desert parks.

The best time to go to Fonts point is right before the sun sets. It is located in the desert, so be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket or two.

In order to get to Fonts Point, you'll have to drive through roughly 4 miles of sand and rocks. 4x4 is strongly recommended, but keep an eye on road conditions. Alternatively, you could hike out and back.

To get to the scenic view from Borrego Springs, hop on the Borrego-Salton Seaway (S22) and drive east for about 15 miles. The entry point is easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for any dirt trails of the main road. If you're coming from town, the road entry labeled "Fonts Point" will be on your right. The trail is very wide throughout most of the drive, but be careful around those blind curves! You'll stick to the main trail for the majority of the drive. There is only one fork: left takes you to Short Wash, right takes you to Fonts Point. Stick to the right and continue until you reach the end of the trail (it's about 8 miles roundtrip).

All trails that are accessible by OHV are dog friendly in Anza Borrego, so feel free to take your dog with you as you take in the beauty of a SoCal sunset over the desert badlands!

Pack List

  • 4x4 Vehicle
  • A camera
  • A blanket
  • Water
  • Your four legged friend
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RT Distance 4 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

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Great Views

Awesome views of the badlands and surrounding area. A sunset or sunrise here would be pretty epic. You might not need 4WD to get out here but then again you might... I took some video on a cloudy day - https://youtu.be/YoHtiHFAJ64


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