After a night in the lawless Slab City, pack up and head southwest via Borrego Salton Sea Way. In only about 15 minutes, you will reach the nation’s largest desert state park – the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Anza-Borrego is also known as the second-largest state park in the contiguous US. People come and stay for the fantasy-like landscape, complete with wild desert blooms, narrow canyons, teddy bear cacti, and much more.
The park sits on nearly 1,000 square miles of the Colorado Desert, which is part of the Sonoran. Hiking through the area will take you into the territory of Bighorn sheep and ancient rock art dating back hundreds of years.
The Anza-Borrego is also a go-to destination for stargazers. Camp for the night to spend a romantic or family-friendly evening beneath the sky, where stars and constellations are visible to the naked eye.
Speaking of camping, there are two main campgrounds available – the Borrego Palm Canyon Campground and the Tamarisk Grove Campground. Borrego Palm Canyon is larger, while Tamarisk Grove offers a quainter feel.