PS - Stagecoach Trails - Anza Borrego

  • Sun, February 12, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Wed, February 15, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • 7878 Great Southern Overland Stage rt of 1849, Julian CA. 92036


  • 3 nights
  • Share site with RV
  • share site with RV
  • Tent only site with another tent, no electric. Located adjacent to our group site.
  • Contact the park to reserve and pay for your cabin before registering here.

Registration is closed

Behold the beauty of the silent desert as the coyote song awakens your spirit of adventure. Join us for a variety of desert adventures that include hiking, 4x4 off road trips, stargazing, amazing sunsets/sunrises and soaking in hot mineral springs at nearby Aqua Caliente County Park.  Gather around a campfire and gaze at more stars than you ever knew existed, or smell the bacon sizzling as your eyes open to beautiful wide-open valleys and mountains.  Located in Shelter Valley, just 16 miles east of Julian, Stagecoach Trails Resort sits just outside of Anza Borrego State Park and offers a variety of amenities.  We have a group site that will accommodate both tents and RVs. The site has a large campfire circle, pavilion, and full hookups. These large sites will accommodate 3 vehicles. Tents can share a site with an RV and have electric power available.  Non electric tent only sites located nearby are available.  Cabins are available on site (no pets in cabins).  Contact the park direct, click here for Stagecoach Trails to reserve a cabin. After you reserve a cabin return here to register for this event.

Schedule of Events

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Sunday - Feb 12

  • 12 PM - Check In 
  • 3 PM - Hot mineral hot springs at Agua Caliente Co Park (20 min,18 miles)
  • 5:30 PM - Meet & Greet - Bring appetizer to share
  • 6 PM - Dinner on your own
  • 7 PM - Campfire and group activities - bring firewood

Monday – Feb 13

  • 7 AM - coffee 
  • 7 00 - 8:30 AM - Continental breakfast   
  • 9 AM - TBD - check whiteboard 
  • 1 PM - TBD - check whiteboard
  • 6 PM - Potluck Dinner - Bring a dish to share
  • 7 PM - Campfire activities - bring firewood

Tuesday – Feb 14

  • 7 AM - coffee 
  • 7 00 - 8:30 AM - Continental breakfast   
  • 9 AM - TBD (pack your own lunch). Check whiteboard
  • 6 PM - Group gathering for dinner.  BBQ charcoal coals for you grilling pleasure.  Bring something to grill for yourself  and a side dish to share.
  • 7 PM - Campfire and group activities

Wednesday – Feb 15

  • 7 AM - Coffee and continental breakfast
  • 12 noon – check out and safe travels home

Nearby adventures: (check whiteboard for details and updates)            

  • Bow Willow _ Torote Canyon loop hike:    3.5  /  610'
  • Cold Canyon hike:    3.0  /  650'  
  • Ghost Mountain hike:    2.0  /  500' /  Historic site
  • Mud Caves, Sin Nombre Canyon and badlands - off road, 4x4 adventures
  • Domeland and wind caves hike:   5.0  /  1,000'
  • Indian Hill and old RR camp:   6.5  /  600'
  • Erosion Road tour:   21.0  
  • Blair Valley pictograph trail    3.0  
  • Blair Valley mortero 0.7   
  • Mineral hot pools:  $3 fee / Agua Caliente park -18 miles.
  • BINGO - check whiteboard for times

What to Bring:  Ten Essentials, camp chair, your name tag, camping/cooking gear, food, daypack for hiking, warm/cool weather clothing, shorts for thermal pool, potluck item to share for Monday and an appetizer for Sunday's meet and greet.  Something to grill on Tuesday and a side dish. One or two bundles of firewood, (bring or purchase nearby).  Tenters bring an extension cord to hookup any items for your tenting comfort. 

Consider going green! You are encouraged to bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, napkins, etc. 

Pets are welcome; a fenced dog park is available.

Amenities:  WiFi, cell service ( AT&T), hot showers, flush toilets,  pavilion, large group campfire area, full hookups, pool, adjacent hiking trails, nearby 4WD trails, nearby hot springs, and general store.  Facility map click here

Climate   Shelter Valley - Avg 62° / 45°; Elevation: 2,320′; Current Weather click here.

Getting There:  Map click here;  33.059668 -116.424627; located 4.1 mi south of Hwy 78 on Route S2 in Shelter Valley.

Fill your gas tank before heading to camp because the nearest gas is Borrego Springs (24 miles), Julian (16 miles), and Ocotillo Wells 46 miles.

Contact Trip Leaders: Scott Connelly, Email click here or George Padilla, Email click here

Payments: This event is limited to GO members; you can join as a member online (click here) and then return here to register.   When you register, you'll need to have your credit card (MC, VISA, Discover or Amex) ready and pay your registration fee within 15 mins. 

Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund (less $10 service fee) by February 4, 2023. After that date, a refund may be issued, if we fill your spot.

Special COVID Requirements:  All attendees to be  vaccinated for COVID.

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the event leader that may affect your ability to participate in this event. 

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