Blair Valley Mountain Bike Ride
with Anza-Borrego Foundation
$20 / $10 for ABF Members
Blair Valley is an historic area in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, located approximately 45 minutes from the State Park Visitor Center in Borrego Springs. This back country mountain bike ride will take us through unique areas that were inhabited by the Kumeyaay Native Americans that is now a Cultural Preserve. Plan on taking a short hike up a canyon to an ancient Native American village. Visit a portion of the old Butterfield stage route that brought settlers and miners to California, seeking gold and a better way of life. Leaders will also point out the trail head leading to Ghost Mountain, where a family lived for 17 years on a mountain top in the desert in the 1930's and 1940's. Depending on time, we may hike to the pictograph area to view some rock art.
Length of Ride: Approximately 10 miles.
Difficulty of Ride: Moderate to strenuous. Due to summer storms and flash flooding, portions of the road will be sandy and rocky.
Your bike should include: Mountain bikes with fat, knobby tires are required. Suspension is recommended. Please bring a spare tube, tire tools, pump, etc.
What else to bring: As there is much to see, you will want to bring snacks and/or lunch, camera, and lots of water.
Meet: We will meet at the Blair Valley turnoff on Highway S2 at 9:00 am in the parking area immediately off the road. Restrooms are available at the start. The trip is a loop so we will end up at our cars.
This is an event hosted by Anza-Borrego Foundation, the non-profit cooperating association of Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkVisit Event Website for More Info
Anza-Borrego, Imperial Valley, S. CA Deserts