Finding the Rock Snake Near Borrego Springs, California

There’s a Giant Snake in them Hills!

While moseying about on one of them there internet blogs (Hat tip for the info on the snake to Nina at I heard tell that there is a giant snake in the hills near the town of Borrego Springs, California. A GIANT SNAKE! Well we just had to go have a look see for ourselves and decided to rise early the next morning and hike up there on yonder in the hills near our camp.

Trail Leading up to the Snake   Anne Reaches the Top

Luckily we attained the GPS coordinates kindly provided and turned on our new-fangled Ipad thingy and commenced to climbing following the little goat-like trail with our trusty tracker hound Angie leading the way. After about 20 minutes of climbing we reached the summit of the small hillside and were delighted with what we saw. Sure enough there it was a cool looking snake sculpted outta rocks collected from the nearby desert floor.

Beuatiful Morning in Borrego   Snake with its Scorpion pal

We scrambled on down and got ourselves a closer look and loved the little details that went into the piece. There was a rattle at the back end and a snake head with white eyes and a forked tongue at the other. All along the body were placed small white quartz rocks. In front of the snakes head was a cute little mouse and off to the side a scorpion. Too Cool!

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Snake, Mouse and Scorpion

Snake Rear View with Rattle   Giant Snake Made Out of Rocks

Angie inside the Snake   Angie Loves our Morning Hikes

Up where the snake is located you get some great views of the surrounding valley and distant mountain ranges. We could see back to an overview of the boondocking area we came from and our now very small looking truck and fifth wheel.

Clarke Dry Lake Boondocking

The Little Blue and White Specs is Our Rig   Morning Hike Borrego Springs in the distance

In the other direction I could see more boondocking and all the way to the town of Borrego Springs. What a great way to start the day with a little morning hike to see the rock snake. This is one of the many reasons I love the Borrego area, so many neat little things to find and explore in such beautiful stark desert environments. Next we plan to head over to another corner of Anza-Borrego to take a self-guided nature walk called Yaqui Well Trail. Stay tuned for that..

My Video Showing the Snake and Surrounding Landscape


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  • Roxane

    How Can I Get The Coord’s To The Snake?

    • Coordinates of the snake are approx. 33.300717, -116.293133 , they were listed in the blog post I referenced on Wheeling It

  • Kymee Martinak

    Love the site great job. We frequent Borrego Springs and have for years Jeeped all over there with our 3 kids and wow still a great place.
    I have never before seen the snake I want to go…
    If we are down there would you two be willing to meet. We can meet at maybe Christmas Circle, Love to swap stories. I understand if you say no I am thinking that it is weird but… what the heck. LOL

    • Hi, Kymee, it’s not weird, we meet new folks all the time, it’s great to swap stories and learn new things and places to visit, it’s not weird at all. We have left Borrego area, my blog posts tend to lag a bit, we are over in Quartzsite and then down to Yuma area for a bit. We may come back to Borrego, not sure. We don’t plan to far ahead… We are hoping to get back over to Texas and visit Big Bend NP again. So much to do down here, love it! Cheers Ray

      • Kymee Martinak

        Glad that someone asked for the cords on the snake. We have never seen this and really want to.

        Look forward to meeting you guys, love when you get back this way if you give us a shout out.

        We can help explore more if the one of the prettiest deserts.Right?

        Hope you are doing great and hope to see you soon.
        Kymee ;o)