Borrego Experience Blog

The Saga of Peg Leg Smith

July 19, 2019

Thomas Long "Pegleg" Smith (1801-1866) was a mountain man who, serving as a guide for many early expeditions into the American Southwest, helped explore parts of present-day New Mexico.

Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest

July 1, 2019

Every year, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park attracts storytellers from all over the globe to compete in the annual Peg Leg Smith Liar’s Contest. The festivities begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair and refreshments and get ready to enjoy a night of fun, and it’s free!