97 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
Borrego Springs Century • Climbs
Cat. 4: Mile 42
Borrego Springs Century • Description
The Borrego Springs Century is a scenic desert ride through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It is designed as two partially overlapping counter-clockwise loops, the first one measuring 65 miles and the second one 32 miles. The event is small but with fine support.
Both loops start at Palm Canyon Resort, pass Christmas Circle, and continue on Borrego Springs Road (southbound). The first loop leads out-and-back to Highway 78, passing the tiny airport. Both loops then follow Yaqui Pass Road to Borrego Valley Road and Palm Canyon Drive. From here loop one continues out-and-back on Borrego Salton Seaway to the tower at the Imperial County line.
Both loops then follow Henderson Canyon Road, only the final part is different. The first loop continues on Borrego Springs Road (southbound), Verbena Drive, and Hoberg Road, while loop two follows Di Giorgio Road, Christmas Circle, and Borrego Springs Road (northbound), before leading through the Country Club and back to Palm Canyon Resort.
Event Website: Borrego Springs Century
Borrego Springs Century • Interactive Map
Borrego Springs Century • Pictures
View of Borrego Springs
View of Salton Sea
I loved the Julian apple pie and ice cream at the finish line.
Along the course is an exhibition of free standing prehistoric sculptures, featuring creatures like mammoths, raptors, sabers, and more.
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Gran Fondos & Centuries