Explore the mystical slot canyons of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park along with traversing through the historical Calcite Mine, which was used to extract minerals during World War II in order to create anti-aircraft weaponry for the U.S. military after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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- Heading down from Los Angeles, take the I-10 East all the way to Palm Springs. After passing Palm Springs and Indio, you'll want to merge onto CA-86 South towards Salton City. You'll continue down CA-86 South for the next 33 miles until you hit Borrego Salton Seaway (a.k.a. South Marina Drive). Take a right and follow this road for the next 8.2 miles. When you arrive at the intersection of Borrego Salton Seaway and Calcite Mine, the parking section will be on the south side of the road next to Truckhaven Trail. Park here and cross over Borrego Salton Seaway to the trailhead for Calcite Mine.
- NOTE: No parking permits are required and there are no other additional fees to worry about when hiking this trail in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
- NOTE: Keep in mind this trail is in the desert and the weather conditions can be extremely hot or cold during the year. Hike responsibly and safely by knowing the weather conditions before making this trek.
- Begin on the service road called Calcite Road directly across from the Truckhaven trailhead on the north side of Borrego Salton Seaway.
- The trail is extremely uneven and large off-roading vehicles, mostly Jeeps, drive along the service road so be alert for vehicles in front and back of you.
- When you make it to the first canyon from Borrego Salton Seaway, spot the sign for "rough road" and Calcite Mine. It'll be straight ahead to your left.
- Follow the signs for Calcite Mine until you reach the second intersection. Take a right and spot the sign for Palm Wash on the right side. You'll begin your decent into the next canyon where the slot canyons begin.
- When you reach the base of the canyon, turn left following Palm Wash.
- As you head north through the canyon, you'll reach a sign for "Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Foot Travel Only". At this point, you're officially entering the start of the slot canyons.
- Continue through until you reach the intersection with Calcite Road.
- At this point, feel free to relax and turn back or travel further through the slot canyon. Be careful to note any changes in your trek in order to avoid getting lost.
- Return the same way you came in order to make it back to the trailhead OR feel free to head south down Calcite Road back to the trailhead as an alternative route.