San Diego Trail Tramps

 Canyon Sin Nombre Slot Canyons



Date:  Sunday, January 21, 2018  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Rendezvous at the Mountain Palm Springs Campsite in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, then carpool to Canyon Sin Nombre
Weather Forecast for the area

Directions: from San Diego to Mt. Palm Springs:

San Diego carpoolers should meet in Hillcrest at our designated site in the Uptown Plaza by 7:45 AM and depart at 8:00 AM. Drive time is about 1.5 hrs. from San Diego. Take I-8 East out to Ocotillo, then head north on Highway S-2 into the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Go past the Carrizo Badlands/Canyon Sin Nombre turnout at mile 51.3 (Highway S-2 mileposts count UP from north to south.)

Take the turnoff to the West at mile 47.1 and follow the short dirt road to the Mt. Palm Springs primitive camping area/parking lot. (Rendezvous with those of us who are camping out there.) For those of you driving out there on your own to meet us, we'll meet there about 9:30-10 AM

Canyon Sin Nombre Hike Description:
We'll either drive in to the 1st slot canyon entrance, 4WD's permitting, or hike in for 2 miles to the slots. After doing the 2nd, larger slot, we'll climb up thru the slot canyon to the top of the surrounding mesa for a break. We'll return the same way to our vehicles to complete the day.

Misc. info: Canyon Sin Nombre means "canyon with no name".

Below are a collection of photos from one of our previous hikes in the area: