Efficiency Rooms

Classroom Space









Student Lounge Area


Convenient Parking

Dining Area


Bar Great Room Area

Restrooms with Showers

Dorm Bunk Beds

Efficiency Room - Double Bed

Efficiency Room - Single Bed


San Diego County, city of Borrego Springs; two-hour drive from UC San Diego. See Map and Directions


Main hall, 2 classrooms, researcher and student accommodations, laboratory, on-site herbarium vascular plant voucher collection, and kitchen. 

Average Precipitation

13 - 18 cm (5 - 7 inches) per year


31.5 hectares (78 acres), in addition to the 2,477 hectares (615,000 acres) of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center: 182 m (597 feet)
Anza Borrego Desert State Park: 18 - 1,888 m (60 - 6,193 feet)

Temperatures Averages

November - March: 24ºC (75ºF)
April and October: 29ºC (85ºF)
May - September: 41ºC (105ºF)
Summer Maximum: 50ºC (121ºF)


Contact Information

Jim Dice, Reserve Manager University of California, Irvine Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Ctr.
P.O. Box 2098
401 Tilting T. Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004-2098
dicej@uci.edu (760) 465-2656