Fonts Point - Vista MalPais - Arroyo Salado

Total Miles
10.9

Elevation

390.56 ft

Duration

1.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Winter, Spring

Trail Overview

Check out two beautiful vistas overlooking the Borrego Badlands 100% off-road. Head into Arroyo Salado to set up camp or have lunch. The route starts at Fonts Point, a well know overlook in Anza Borrego State Park that is accessed by most vehicles. After visiting Font's Point, look on the right for a sign pointing to "Short Wash". Take this wash for a few miles then turn right when you see a sign for "Vista MalPais". This is an out-and-back trail that takes you to another scenic, but lesser-known overlook over the Borrego Badlands. When you are ready to leave, head back the same way and turn right when you intersect Short Wash. Take a short wash to Ella Wash and turn left. Ella wash will take you back to the pavement or Arroyo Salado Campground.

Photos of Fonts Point - Vista MalPais - Arroyo Salado

Fonts Point - Vista MalPais - Arroyo Salado
Fonts Point - Vista MalPais - Arroyo Salado
Fonts Point - Vista MalPais - Arroyo Salado

Difficulty

The route is great for stock 4x4s, but keep a look out for sandy areas on Short Wash heading towards Vista MalPais. Some tight corners, but ok for full-size trucks. Watch out for hikers on the trail.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Greg Aujero
Jun 17, 2023
2020 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Jason Lul
May 07, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Michael Treanor
Apr 05, 2023
2021 Toyota 4Runner
Open

Access Description

Start at the well-known overlook, Font's Point.

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