Photos of Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park

Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park

This is the entrance to the wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park in Borrego Springs, California. Unassuming. You might think oh, just another state park, not THE largest state park in California with vegetation, succulents, cacti, and wildflowers exploding everywhere you look, nestled under Coyote Mountain and the Santa Ynez Mountains.

You’re just not prepared for the spectacular Super Bloom of the wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park. A Super Bloom can occur after several years of hard rain to wake dormant seeds, and it usually happens once every decade or two.

No matter what you see in other photos or read about, this is a place that you absolutely must experience in person. Stop texting people, stop reading emails and pay attention to the glorious colorful display right under your very nose. Too much energy? Why not go on a hike at Palm Canyon?

It is a life altering experience, to truly feel connected to nature. The desert is full of life. Just slow down and enjoy the wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park. You will see the sphinx moth caterpillars. Or, the golden crown on the barrel cactus below. Evening primrose, red ocotillo blooms, purple heliotrope, white desert chicory, monkey-flowers, white dune primrose, budding paddle cacti, mohave yucca, cholla cactus, madagascar palms, desert sunflowers and more.

If you go to view the wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park, it is better to do it on a weekday because weekends are very crowded. My other suggestion is do not try to get lunch in the town of Borrego Springs. Either pack a lunch and take it with you or drive to the Anza Borrego Country Club. On Monday and Tuesdays, there is a food truck parked there, and Wednesday through Sunday offers a fabulous lunch without the crowds.

To get there from Sacramento, fly into San Diego on Alaska Airlines. The flight is a little over an hour. Rent an SUV at the airport and drive the two hours to Borrego Springs. Stay at the Borrego Springs Resort and Spa, which is very close to the Anza Borrego State Park. Airfare and accommodations, which include a king bed suite for two, is a total of $1,100.

Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Wildflowers from Anza Borrego State Park
Elizabeth Weintraub

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