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Anza-Borrego Desert: general information

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Anza-Borrego Desert

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In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. Anza-Borrego State Park is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
The badlands of Anza-Borrego State Park represent a nearly complete depositional sequence of the last 7 million years of Earth's history. Fossils found in the approximately 6,000 meters of sediments include the bones, teeth and tracks of prehistoric land mammals such as l...
In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. Anza-Borrego State Park is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
The badlands of Anza-Borrego State Park represent a nearly complete depositional sequence of the last 7 million years of Earth's history. Fossils found in the approximately 6,000 meters of sediments include the bones, teeth and tracks of prehistoric land mammals such as llamas, camels, and mammoths as well as the fossilized remains of marine organisms, such as corals, mollusks, sharks and even whales.
See the Park's 'About us' section to find out more.
This is the official Park Map by California State Parks.
In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. Anza-Borrego State Park is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
The badlands of Anza-Borrego State Park represent a nearly complete depositional sequence of the last 7 million years of Earth's history. Fossils found in the approximately 6,000 meters of sediments include the bones, teeth and tracks of prehistoric land mammals such as l...

Anza-Borrego Desert: nearby sleeping facilities

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4 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Caliente Tropics Resort
Alpine Gardens Hotel
Desert View Motel
Best Western Yucca Valley Hotel & Suites

Anza-Borrego Desert: nearby destinations

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