Visit the Anza Borrego Metal Sculptures

Borrego Springs Sculptures

The Anza Borrego Sculptures are like something straight out of a movie. While driving through Borrego Springs there are 130 full size sculptures out in the middle of no where. Great chance for night photography!

Here's a map I made that marks where most of the sculptures are (here).

First, you enter the park and drive through the little city of Borrego Springs. There will be a roundabout you can't miss, so you know you're on the right path. There is nowhere to park to get to the sculptures specifically, so just keep that in mind and the map I made should help. Some of the sculptures you will need to do a little off roading to get up close and personal to (I was in a 4 door sedan and made it just fine). They are very spaced out so driving is a better choice to see them rather than walking, especially if the weather is hot at all.

An artist named Ricardo Breceda placed all of these sculptures out in the desert for all to enjoy.The artworks range from prehistoric mammals to historical characters, dinosaurs, 350-foot-long serpent, etc.

Tip: don't do this during the summer the temperature is WAY to hot to enjoy anything in Anza Borrego. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Vehicle - to view more than one sculpture
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Winter
Trail Type Point-to-Point
Features
Scenic

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Desert Art

These sculptures are really fun to see. Very detailed and huge! A definite must see when out in Borrego Springs.

worth the drive

I went solo for the weekend and explored the Anza Borrego Desert, the Galleta Meadows Sculptures, and the small town of Borrego Springs. I downloaded a map of the many sculptures and checked them off one at a time. The Serpent is my favorite but all of the sculptures are impressive!

Hidden Gem

Completely unexpected sculptures in the middle of nowhere. The most impressive sculpture was the dragon, weaving its body in and out of the sand and even across the street! So cool! Must see!


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