Local Voices

Full Moon Desert Hiking with Mike McElhatten

February 19, 2020

Visitors come to Borrego Springs to see something they’ve never seen before or learn something they didn’t know before. What they want is the same as I want in a new environment – a unique story, a story of a place not yet experienced.


February 4, 2020

“Ten years ago, I discovered the town of Borrego Springs, and my life changed forever. I had always wanted to live in a small town, with other creative people and nature lovers, but I just didn’t think it was possible in crowded Southern California.

Radio Astronomy

December 18, 2019

“Back in 1980 at Clark Dry Lake and via radio telescope array, we discovered millisecond pulsars, highly compressed and rapidly rotating stars (up to thousands of spins per second) outside our solar system but still within the Milky Way Galaxy.

Denny DuVall

December 12, 2019

Denny DuVall of “Old Borego”

By Michael Sadler for The Borrego Experience

“I grew up in the shadow of Chief Rain-in-the-Face, a local peak on the eastern flank of the San Jacinto Mountains, misnamed Indian Head by those who, unlike me, fail to embrace our Indian culture.

Dispersed Camping

December 8, 2019

When it comes to dispersed camping, Anza Borrego is in a class by itself.  There are thousands of acres of land where people of all interests and abilities can camp – for free, without a permit, and even enjoy a camp fire.

Mountain Biking

December 7, 2019

Each morning I wake up and think to myself, "Where should I go today?".  I feel like a kid every time I get on my bike and ride through Anza Borrego.  The roads leading up washes are truly spectacular and I'm always curious what I will find around the next corner.  I usually ride on 4" tires and

Borrego Stars

December 6, 2019

Growing up in Borrego is a blessing to me.  I am privileged to see the beauties it possesses, my favorite being the stars.  To me the stars are very interesting because when I look up at them they help me think.  The stars also help me relax and escape from my problems for a moment.  They are so


December 5, 2019

Flowers in Anza-Borrego are unique.  They grow everywhere and are very beautiful.  What makes them unique is the fact that they bloom only once a year.  These flowers bring visitors to our town to look, and take pictures.  Because of this, our community gets together to prepare for all visitors a


December 5, 2019

One of my favorite things about Borrego Springs is its close community.  As I started coming to Borrego Springs High School my freshman year, I got to experience this first hand.  Everyone at school made me feel welcomed, although it did take some time to get used to everyone, now we are all like

Performing Arts

December 5, 2019

The Performing Arts center is a very unique place that I have a personal connection to.  I've been dancing here since 2nd grade and have kept the same instructors throughout the years.  This place is very unique from the options it gives young people, to the valuable social and mental skills you