Borego Badlands

This desert region stretches from Colorado desert region of San Diego, CA to southern CA. It is named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and for the spanish word for bighorn sheep. It is 600,000 acres huge and the largest state park in California.
Bighorn sheep

Millions of years ago, this body of land was covered by water from the Gulf of California and local mountains were uplifted. If you study the sediment layers, you will find remains of animals that once inhabited this area. These animals include camels, horses, cheetahs, bears, and groud sloths. Which of some are now extinct. Now all that remains is dry mud. It gets the contour lines due to rain, wind, and periods of flooding.



From Font's point is the best view you're going to find of these badlands