Though the hype at Anza Borrego right now is the Super Bloom, I still think that one of the best adventures you will ever have here is if you go on an off-road adventure. Hands down. Take for example Font’s Point that we did on a day trip a few months ago. I highly recommend this as a pit stop for a first timer in Anza or for off road beginners. Font’s Point is a short 4 mile off road trail that offers the surreal view of the Borrego Badlands from above.
I recommend buying a Map and getting some advice from someone at the Visitor’s Center on how to get to the trail of Font’s Point before going on Google Map. At the Visitor’s Center, they will most likely tell you, you need a 4 wheel drive but we made it to the Font’s Point with my Husband’s 2WD Toyota Tacoma without a problem. I’d like to describe this trail as an easy to moderate trail. The road is in a good condition but be prepared for some soft sand that would come along the way. I’ve seen some people that made it up there with a regular 2WD Sedan but I still highly recommend a 4WD or atleast an SUV for a really fun drive. However, if you must really go with a regular car, a tip my Husband would give you, is to KEEP GOING and NEVER EVER SLOW DOWN or STOP. You could get stuck on the sand if you do. There are signs that will point you to Font’s Point once you’re on the trail so there’s no worries of getting lost at all.
And once you get to the Font’s Point, my oh my.…is it soo worth the time and all that thrill! The view is so stunning and dreamy. It is soo surreal as if you’re somewhere out the space looking at the Moon’s craters. The creased and wrinkled ridges of the Borrego Badlands that cast shadows across a maze of golden hills and sand-colored arroyos is undeniably alluring. You wouldn’t even think that this was once submerged under the Gulf of California and fresh water from Colorado River many moons ago until you see some seashells and other marine life as a proof.
My Husband and I made it out here on an absolute perfect time. I had an ample time to play around and test my fear of heights by sitting on the edge of the cliff. Now, I don’t condone such behaviors as these cliffs are, although, made out of water, sand and wind over the years, it could still possibly collapse at any time. But eh, I missed this kind of opportunity at Taft Point, Yosemite.
Anyways, the sun was about to set and the whole view Borrego Badlands from Font’s Point looked even more surreal. The view of the moon peeking from the sky looks so immense as if you’re so closed to it you could touch it. Can you just imagine coming here during the full moon? Ahhh..I could just imagine. The desert’s pastel skies during the golden hour couldn’t look more gorgeous. The golden glow is just beyond perfection. If you have been following me, you know this is my favorite time of the day to take photos. I couldn’t have asked for more perfect time that day to fancy a really alluring view of the sun setting across the horizon with my husband.
It was so beautiful that day, I begged my Husband to stay for few more minutes. But, unfortunately, our day trip had come to an end. Don’t feel too bad for your old gal though, because the following week, we went back and an even more fun adventure had been awaiting for our return.
To be continued….
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