Dos Cabezas

Dos CabezasStatus: Open
Land Ownership: Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Access Issues: Native American Historical Sites
Climbing: Bouldering, short Top-Rope/Lead problems


Dos Cabezas is a little known bouldering area in the southern most section of the Mojave Desert. The climbing, though not extensive, offers quality bouldering in a serene environment near the eastern escarpment of the Jacumba Mountains within Anza Borrego State Park.


State Park signs greet you at the Imperial-San Diego county line which marks the end of the Yuha Desert and the beginning of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. A mile later you come to a fork in the road where you have the following options:

  • Follow Dos Cabezas road to the right and continue north beside the tracks. Points of interest include Indian Hill, an abandoned railroad construction camp, and Carrizo Palms.
  • Turn south (left) on a 4WD road. This is a tough drive but a nice hike two miles south to where the railroad tracks curve at some sand dunes and go two miles northeast.
  • Cross the tracks by driving straight ahead over a graded crossing.