Borrego Experience Blog

"Borrego Experience" Preps for Launch

August 20, 2019

Press Release, June 20, 2019: The Borrego Experience Geotourism program, a partnership program led by the Borrego Village Association (BVA), is creating an interactive website featuring unique and authentic visitor experiences in Borrego Springs and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  The

Peg Leg Smith

August 19, 2019

Thomas “Pegleg” Smith was a notorious Wild West fur trapper, gold prospector, horse thief, and slaver whose legacy is best remembered for the supposed gold jackpot that he claimed to have found and lost until the day he died.

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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!