County Highway S22

November 15, 2002 - Philip J. Erdelsky, pje@efgh.com

County Highway S22 begins at a junction with County Highway S2 and runs eastward as Montezuma Valley Road through the rural community of Ranchita. It enters Anza-Borrego State Park and then descends for approximately 12 miles to the desert community of Borrego Springs, offering magnificent views of the Borrego Valley as it winds steeply down Montezuma Grade.

As it enters Borrego Springs, County Highway S22 turns right onto Palm Canyon Drive.

In the middle of Borrego Springs, County Highway S22 passes through the only large traffic circle in San Diego County. It continues east, changing its name to the Borrego-Salton Seaway, through the desert and comes to an end at a junction with California Highway 86 in Salton City, a community on the banks of the Salton Sea.

The following table lists the major intersections and landmarks on County Highway S22:

miles from west end left (for eastbound traveler) control right (for eastbound traveler) remarks
0.0County Highway S2 NORTH, San Felipe Rdstop (westbound only)County Highway S2 SOUTH, San Felipe RdCounty Highway S22 begins
0.0 cattle guard  
1.0   Pacific Crest Trail
6.2   enter Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (photograph)
17.3Palm Canyon Dr County Highway S22, Palm Canyon Dr 
18.6Borrego Springs Rdtraffic circleCounty Highway S3, Borrego Springs Rd 
25.4Henderson Canyon Rd   
27.6   enter Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
38.3   enter Imperial County
45.8California Highway 86 NORTHstop (eastbound only)California Highway 86 SOUTHCounty Highway S22 ends