#0634 El Vado


#0634 El Vado

Site information:

On Horse Camp Rd, which is a dirt road, but fairly easily accessible. About 3 mi. north of the paved road.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

The Anza Trail

This route was opened by Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and Father Francisco Garces in 1774. Anza's expedition of 1775, a group of 240 soldiers and settlers coming from Sonora to found San Francisco, encamped near El Vado (The Ford) for three days and two nights, December 20-22, 1775.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Borrego Springs.

Registered 3/3/1958