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Winterhaven, California

Winterhaven, California offers some of the best trails and outdoor activities. One must-visit is the Telegraph Pass Trail, a moderately challenging hike that rewards with scenic views of the Colorado River and Yuma Valley. This 2.2-mile, round-trip trail features a steep incline and rocky terrain, making it a favorite for those seeking a good workout. The trail also boasts unique desert flora and fauna, including the iconic Saguaro cactus. For a more leisurely outdoor adventure, the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is a top attraction. Known for its vast, golden dunes, it's an ideal spot for sandboarding and off-roading. Both are just a short drive from Winterhaven and offer a glimpse into the diverse natural beauty of the area.

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  • Winterhaven, California

    Hike along the Buttercup Sand Dunes

    I found these amazing dunes when traveling from Phoenix to San Diego. These are a nice break from the 5+ hour drive. They are very picturesque and nice to walk on. I would advise to avoid the summer as I would imagine it would be uncomfortably hot.  When you are driving on the I-8 in either direc...
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  • Brawley, California

    Explore the Algodones Sand Dunes

    The North Algodones Dunes Wilderness System offers 200 square miles of open dune wilderness to explore. You can do as little or as much as you want in this vast open space. Take a short hike, take lots of pictures, or make it an overnight camping trip in the desert.The dunes are located north of ...
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