Overlooking the rocky wash of the Carrizo Gorge, down in Anza Borrego State Park, sits a small rock shelter with a unique set of fascinating pictographs hidden inside.
The mostly black drawings are of anthropomorphs (human-like figures), suns, stars, nets and other abstract designs. Some of the pictographs are amazing fresh after all these years. (They are relatively protected from the weather). The pictographs are classified as the La Rumorosa style, which is more common to the south into Baja California, and they are associated here with the Kumeyaay people. It is thought these designs were put here sometime in the last 1,500 to 2,000 years.
Access to the site starts off on a very sandy road, which soon turns very rocky. I wondered for a bit if my truck was going to get close enough to the trailhead without some body damage.
I didn’t see
I’m not giving directions to this site. Please enjoy my photos.
Last Updated on March 5, 2021 by Guy Starbuck