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WIND CAVES – CARRIZO (Anza Borrego Desert)

Days:  2 Days
Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous)
Milage: 10+
Elevation Gain/lost:
+4550’/-2400″
Location: Anza Borrego Desert (Domelands Trailhead)
Trail Head:
32.779491, -116.089426
Type: Loop
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There are several places in Anza-Borrego State Park where exposed sandstone layering has been slowly eroded by the wind to create odd and whimsical-shaped formations. Near Split Mountain, there are some formations that have a rather sinister look to them. The formations also seem to resemble buildings from the fictional town of Bedrock, which was the hometown of America’s favorite prehistoric family, The Flintstones. This place is known as the Wind Caves and can be visited by following a loop-trail hike.

Not only does this hike take in the Wind Caves, but it also offers outstanding views of the heavily eroded Carrizo Badlands to the west. These badlands look like a choppy sea with large waves frozen in place. Naturally, there is classic desert vegetation growing profusely along the trail

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