|Sunrise light on Fonts Point|
The most comfortable time to visit the park is in the fall, winter and spring months, avoiding the summer heat. In late February through March, you may encounter a decent wildflower bloom.
My favorite location in the park is probably Fonts Point, which offers nice views for both sunrise and sunset. The only problem is that you have to drive for miles up the loose gravel of a dry wash to get there, so it's best reached in high clearance vehicles, even better if you have 4WD.
The rusty metal sculptures scattered around the desert surrounding the town of Borrego Springs often depict animals from the region's past. They make popular subjects for night photography. The adjacent community of Borrego Springs has been recognized by the as a Dark Sky Community for its efforts to preserve visibility of the night sky. The nights around the new moon dates in the summer are particularly good for Milky Way photography, and any clear night is good for star trails.
Not far to the east is the Salton Sea, and the 200 square miles of dunes at Imperial Sand Dunes can be productive for photographers to explore as well.
|The 17 Palms oasis in Anza-Borrego|