After driving for nearly an hour through the hot desert, Quitobaquito was a pleasant and welcome surprise. We enjoyed sitting by the water, watching the coots dive and the turtles paddling about. We followed the entry stream for a while and marveled at the number of mud puppies. We saw the Doyle grave but never found the ruins that had... 更多
We decided to make the long trek ( 45 mins one way) from the visitor center, mostly on the good gravel road, to experience the border and to check out this oasis in the desert. Unfortunately few birds, but we did get to spot the pup fish and enjoyed seeing the springs. Little signage, so talk to the rangers before... 更多
Tough location to get to! And - chances are - the journey will likely make you a bit apprehensive. You have to drive a few miles basically very close to the border and parallel to it. There are Boarder Patrol vehicles. The water pond is unassuming and plain in appearance at least in November but it is a treasure basin... 更多
"Well, I applaud you both for coming to this remote and dangerous place! " was the cheery comment we got from the border patrol guy when we found him checking our car on our return from the spring! We went to the spring on our visit from the UK, 12 miles along the border edge to see this area. We... 更多
This is certainly worth going to once, but maybe not twice unless it's been 30 years, as was the case for me. It really is a beautiful desert oasis. Most interesting is that it is right on the Mexican border. I mean right on. The parking lots includes the border fence and the truck traffic on Mexican highway 2 is... 更多
Great Oasis in the desert, birders delight in the spring time, endangered turtles, historical grave site and three springs. all within a short walking distance of your car.
This little Pond was nice esp. after traveling all day thru the desert, but the road back to the visitor center is not scenic. If you have limited time don't include quitobaquito.
We couldn't believe how big the spring (pond) was after seeing no water over such vast stretches of desert. Saw plenty of birds here, ducks, mudhens, Coopers Hawks, and several more species. Loved getting the chance to see the unique Quitobaquito desert pupfish!
We spent an afternoon exploring this treasure and saw Ducks, Hummingbirds, Minnows and a Painted Turtle in the stream. It is fed from an Artisian wheel deep in the earth. It's amazing to discover such a place in a desert like this.
Take a short trip to this desert oasis and you will not be disappointed. I was very impressed with the way it was kept up and the idea of such a spring in the middle of the desert.