Font’s Point: Anza Borrego State Park’s Best View
Anza Borrego State Park in Southern California is a vast desert with countless adventures to be had. While I have by no means done everything, the view at Font’s Point in the park’s northern section is one of the best views in all of Southern California. The way the distinct ridgelines bend out in front of you from this high vantage point is awe-inspiring, and something that everyone should see at least once in California. Here is all the information on how to get to this spot and hat tip to Chris from LastAdventurer.com for coming with me to explore it.
- 4 mile dirt road to drive to get there
- 4×4 strongly recommended
- Best at sunrise or sunset
- This information is from my visit in 2017 and 2019
- Read more about Anza Borrego here
From Christmas Circle in Anza Borrego, you will want to head out on S-22 for ten miles. Right after the 29-mile marker, you will see a dirt road on the right and a sign that says Font’s Point, 4 miles. This is where you will turn and start the off-roading to Font’s Point. I would not recommend doing this without four wheel drive, but it does depend on the year and road conditions. When I went, there were a lot of sandy spots, which would be easy for 2WD cars to get stuck in. You can always call the park visitors center and ask for the current conditions.
When you turn off the main road onto the dirt, you will be following a wash most of the way. The road is wide, and there are not many markers, but since this is such a popular spot, you will be able to follow the tracks that are already there. There is one section with two paths, one has a sign that says foot traffic only, so you will want to take the section on the right. At the end of the drive, there is a split, take the left spur, as most people exit from the lot to the road at the right.
When you get to the top, you will see a small parking lot at the end of the road.
Font’s Point is on the other side of the low hills in front of the parking area. From the parking area, it is about a 5 minute walk to the viewpoint.
When you get to the edge, you will be blown away by the view you have down into the jagged rocks and out to the Salton Sea.
The best time to see it is at sunrise as the sun rises directly in front of you. Sunset is great too as you get some beautiful colors, but the sun sets behind you.
You can walk along the ridge and gets lots of views as you look out over the park.
I spent a good hour and a half here just watching the sun come up, and walking around to take it all in.
There are multiple information placards around the area so you can learn more about the park’s past as well.
Be sure to check this spot out if you have 4×4 and are spending some time in the park. It is one of those viewpoints you will not forget.