Are you a baby boomer RV enthusiast looking for a warm winter trip? In today’s guest post, Joe Laing of El Monte RV Rentals, introduces us to a California desert escape that’s sure to please even the most active boomer.
Two hours east of San Diego, Borrego Springs, California, promises a memorable RV camping experience. Imagine a palm-lined desert village surrounded by scenic mountains and you’ll have an idea of what Borrego Springs has to offer.
Tucked into the middle of the Anza-Borrego Desert, this remote destination presents almost endless outdoor recreation possibilities for active baby boomer travelers. The California State Parks Department has preserved the wild beauty that surrounds Borrego Springs, while maintaining numerous hiking, climbing, and wildlife watching areas in the immense preserve.
According to the website for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, “Five-hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert.” Favorite locations among boomer hikers and climbers include Coyote Canyon, Villager Peak, and the hike to the Goat Canyon Trestle at Carrizo Gorge.
Another popular activity is photographing the big horn sheep, golden eagles and dozens of other species present in this six hundred thousand acre wilderness. In the spring, you’ll find canyons sheltering vibrant floral displays found nowhere but in the desert.
Before leaving the desert, spend some time traversing the Southern Emigrant Trail, where early settlers and prospectors following the Gold Rush crossed this remote desert landscape on the way to San Diego. Within the State Park, baby boomers will also find evidence of ancient Native American settlements, dating back six thousand years.
Which brings us back to why the unincorporated village of Borrego Springs, California holds such fascination for RV travelers. Not only does the surrounding desert offer outdoor and historical wonders, the residents of this desert community display their passion for the arts in an amazing number of galleries. Stroll the streets of Borrego and you’ll find yourself drawn into quaint venues featuring local and national artists. Be sure to visit the Borrego Art Institute, The House of Borrego Springs and Liesel’s Art Studio & Gallery to begin your baby boomer excursion into Borrego’s art scene.
And the golf! This desert village is amazingly well-equipped to please the most discriminating golfer. Three nine-hole courses at Borrego Springs Resort, for example, challenge at every level. Other courses dot the desert, beautifully landscaped and waiting to tempt RV camping golfers.
In addition to these memorable attractions, the village of Borrego Springs offers every style RV camping. Local RV campgrounds range from the luxury of The Springs at Borrego RV Resort, with an on-site 9-hole championship golf course, to the rustic charm of Leapin’ Lizard RV Ranch, twenty minutes away in the wilds of the Anza-Borrego Desert. No matter which style RV camping you prefer, you’ll find a great place to do it in the Borrego Springs area.
Traveling by RV to a rugged desert destination doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Well-developed campgrounds within easy travel distance of a wilderness just waiting to be explored make Borrego the perfect spot for a winter or spring baby boomer RV trip. Make the journey to Borrego Springs, California and experience the beauty of a wild mountain desert while enjoying all the amenities of home.