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Laughlin Nevada Big Bend of the Colorado

Campground:  Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area Location:  Just south of Laughlin, Nevada Site:  22 (pull-thru) Cost: $30 Services: FHU (50 AMP) Comments:  We love, love, love this campground and wish all campgrounds were designed like this one. What we really like is the spaciousness, privacy, neatness of the sites, fabulous views, access to the river, and great …

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AVI Casino KOA RV Park - Site 856

We departed Joshua Tree National Park towards Laughlin, Nevada and drove east on California Highway 62 and then north on Highway 95 from Vidal Junction. We enjoy Highway 62 with its dips, sign posts, and shoe and rock art. It makes for a fun drive.   Our goal was to camp at Big Bend of the Colorado in Laughlin but, …

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Joshua Tree National Park Queen Valley Rd

We took a day trip and drove into the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park along Park Blvd towards Hidden Valley and admired all the rock formations. We made sure we left early in the morning to avoid the crowds.   We drove to Keys View and happened to have a clear day which gave us fabulous views. Usually …

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Joshua Tree National Park Warren View

Westside Loop Trail The Black Rock Canyon Campground sits in the northwest section of Joshua Tree National Park near the city of Yucca Valley. It is separated from the rest of the national park but has its own set of hiking trails. One of our favorite hiking trails is Westside Loop. It is about 4-5 miles long with about a …

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Joshua Tree National Park Black Rock Canyon Campground Site 64

The Black Rock Canyon Campground sits in the northwest corner of the Joshua Tree National Park at around 4,000 feet elevation. This means there can be cold nights during the winter time. We hovered just below freezing most nights but had beautiful sunny days. Campground: Black Rock Canyon Campground Location: Yucca Valley, California Site: 64 (back-in) Cost: $10 (50% off …

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Desert Pools RV Resort Desert Hot Springs California

  Desert Hot Springs sits to the north of Palm Springs and is a small community at a bit higher elevation and has a slower pace of life with great mountain and desert views.  We decided to stop by this area for a few nights especially since one of the biggest storms to hit southern California in years was about …

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Ocotillo Wells Recreation Area California

On the west side of the Salton Sea is a recreation area called Ocotillo Wells. It is a huge area for off-roading and has lots of areas for boondocking.  We have talked about staying in this area many times as we drive past it on our way to Borrego Springs and this time we decided to try it out for …

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Borrego Springs California

The Town of Borrego Springs The center of town is Christmas Circle, a round about with a park in the center which holds a Farmer’s Market every Friday and offers free Wi-Fi.   SkyArt I think we have seen and taken pictures of all the Ricardo Breceda sculptures around Borrego Springs but we never tire of visiting them nor do …

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Anza Borrego State Park Wilson Trail

Wilson Trail Our favorite trail, about 9 miles long round-trip, is Wilson Trail which is the western part of Anza Borrego State Park and sits around 3,500 to 4,300 feet above sea level which is well above the 600′ elevation of Borrego Springs.  This makes for a great way to find some much cooler weather in the warmer months of …

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Anza Borrego State Park Coyote Canyon

There is so much to do in the Anza Borrego State Park area including in the town of Borrego Springs. Many people think there is nothing to do out there in the barren desert but for some reason we keep coming back and never seem to run out of things to do. There are, reportedly, over 500 miles of dirt …

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