County Highway S3

March 25, 2010 - Philip J. Erdelsky, pje@efgh.com

County Highway S3 begins at a junction with California Highway 78 and runs roughly north over Yaqui Pass to Borrego Springs, bearing the name Yaqui Pass Road. It turns left onto Deep Well Trail and left again onto Borrego Springs Road. It ends at a junction with County Highway S22 called Christmas Circle. Its total length is 12.1 miles.

There is one call box on the highway at Yaqui Pass summit.

The highway is part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Auto Tour Route.

The following table lists the major intersections and landmarks on County Highway S3:

miles from south end left (for northbound traveler) control right (for northbound traveler) remarks
0.0California Highway 78 WESTstop (southbound only)California Highway 78 EASTCounty Highway S3 begins (photograph)
0.4  Tamarisk Grove Campground 
2.0  William L Kenyon Overlook Trail (photograph)Yaqui Pass summit and Call Box S3 18 (photograph)
4.1   leave Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
5.8  Rams Hill Rd 
6.7Deep Well Tr (County Highway S3)stop (southbound only) photograph
7.1Borrego Springs Rd (County Highway S3)stop (northbound only)Borrego Springs Rd 
10.4Tilting T Dr Tilting T Dr 
12.1Christmas Circleyield and right turn only (northbound only)Christmas CircleCounty Highway S3 ends (photograph)