Desert camping in the winter is spectacular, and Anza Borrego Desert State Park is one of the only places I have found in the state where you can camp wherever you want and even have a little space to yourself. As the sun sets on the campsite, it’s almost quiet enough to hear your heart beat.  And the canopy of stars at night makes me feel like Bowman from “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

At one level, riding in the park is nothing too exciting.  All singletrack is off limits to bikes, restricting you to a bunch of sandy dirt road slogs. But the scenery more than makes up for it:

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(Photo by Kreechan)

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(Photo by Rob)

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