Erosion Road Self-Guided Auto Tour

Erosion Road Self-Guided Auto Tour
One-way, 18-mile (1 hour) drive east from the Visitor Center along County Road S-22 (Borrego-Salton Sea Way). Erosion Road tour is an introduction to the geology of the Anza-Borrego Desert. It includes stops at the Coyote and Santa Rosa Mountains, Font's Point, Clark Dry Lake, Font's Point Wash and an overlook of the Borrego Badlands and Salton Sea. It demonstrates the constant conflict of geologic forces at work here -- faulting and erosion -- to form mountains, canyons, alluvial fans, playas, bajadas etc.. The geology of Anza-Borrego also highlights the effects of the San Jacinto Fault, the most active branch of the famous San Andreas Fault. A brochure with map is available from park offices. It describes each of the 10 stops, identified by the mileage the marker which precedes it, plus the fractional mileage off-road from that marker.

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