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Calcite Mine

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Location Salton City, CA
Rating Difficult,
Length 1.9mi
Time 1hr

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Challenging route inside Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

A short but challenging climb to an old WWII calcite mine and a high overlook with views of Anza- Borrego State Park and the Salton Sea. See map for side trips to hiking trails into two amazing slot canyons. Streetlegal vehicles only in state park.


Trail Ratings Defined

Steep, narrow and tippy with large ruts and washouts. Impassable when wet. Stay out if rain is expected. Modified vehicles are best, but aggressive stock vehicles can do it with experienced driver. Extreme flash flood danger hiking in the slot canyons.




One way



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Best Time To Go


Avoid summer

Current Conditions

760-767-4205.Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center.

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Submitted by Wade
They have rebuilt the road and you can easily access this site in any passenger car. Because of the sheer shelf road, I would rate this trail MODERATE.

Submitted by James
This trail is stock vehicle-friendly, I went on it a month later, and was still the same. The hardest part is the berm from the S-22 into the staging area of the trailhead. The entire trail has been graded. We’ll see how it is with this season’s weather.

Submitted by Cindy
We ran the trail today and it’s been completely graded and while there are still some steep sections, it’s now an easy ride.


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