Hours & Info

We occasionally close because of high winds or family emergencies. Call 619-766-9139 for information and weather conditions.

Park in the front parking lot, and say hello at the gift shop. Enjoy ground level views for free. $6.50 adults/$3.50 children includes exploring Boulder Park and climbing to the top of the Tower.

Open daily year-round from about 8:30 a.m. until dusk. 

'Hours & Info' have 16 comments

  1. April 18, 2018 @ 6:01 pm Jessie Villa

    Can people walk down to the old 1917 alignment of hwy 80 that’s just below the tower?


    • April 18, 2018 @ 7:10 pm Tower Admin

      Be sure to check in with someone at the Tower, first. There are huge rocks falling pretty constantly across the piece of old road.


      • July 20, 2018 @ 9:44 pm williamrich80

        Thank you for your reply. We did try to make our way to the tower in May, but there was a festival going on that we were not aware of and the tower was closed to the general public. We drove from Los Angeles and didn’t get a chance to see the tower. When I called two days prior to our departure to check on hours the person on the other line did not mention that the tower was going to be closed to the general public. I wish I could have known this. I will try to get up there again when the weather cools down.


        • July 20, 2018 @ 10:08 pm Tower Admin

          Iā€™m so sorry to hear this!!!! The times we close the Tower to the public are so rare! I apologize for the misinformation and do hope you visit us some time in the future.


  2. March 25, 2018 @ 10:50 pm Marceleine A Cumberland

    Our first road trip with 6 and 7 year old grandsons could not have gone better. The boys were able to climb to their hearts content and explore all of the caves as well as the tower itself. We spent two nights in the charming little cottage with very comfortable beds and great antiques. Once past the shock the boys were even able to survive the entire time without TV , Kindles, or even Radio! Thank you so much. We sent at least 3 families there on our way home. And we’ll be back.


  3. December 13, 2017 @ 1:05 am Michelle

    Hi! Are there any hiking trails around the area?


    • December 13, 2017 @ 2:42 am Tower Admin

      You are welcome to hike around our 90 acres – just be sure to check in at the Tower first šŸ™‚


    • February 14, 2018 @ 12:35 am Donald Liponi

      The area is other worldly up close and off in the distance. I grew up here over a few summers as a teenager. The boulders and the Native American presence are mystical if you can slow down. Yoga here is perfect. You can look down on the backs of flying birds as Edward Abbey once said.

      Don Liponi, author of La Rumorosa Rock Art Along the Border: A survey of Kumeyaay and Related Artwork in Southern California, Colorado Corridor, Western Arizona and Baja California, Volume 1 [2017]. The book is on sale soon at the Tower and discusses in detail the culture that has been in this area for the past 10,000 years or more. Jacumba was a major trade and habitation route and is full of a rich heritage. The tower people can fill you in on this Shamanistic perspective.


  4. November 26, 2017 @ 7:50 am Aprell Bigler

    Are you dog friendly?


    • November 26, 2017 @ 12:01 pm Tower Admin

      Yes! There are a number of our own Desert Tower dogs who roam freely, and are friendly, but we request you keep your dog(s) on leash until you check with one of us.


  5. November 17, 2017 @ 3:32 am Rose

    Do you ever have people rent out space for weddings?


  6. May 21, 2017 @ 5:17 pm CJ

    Any restaurants near by? Or should we bring lunch?


    • May 21, 2017 @ 11:48 pm Tower Admin

      Hello, There is a restaurant in Jacumba, about six miles from the Tower. But bringing lunch is fun, too!


  7. March 14, 2017 @ 6:07 pm chantel

    WE LOVED stumbling upon the Tower Desert. We will be back soon for some more boulders. šŸ™‚


    • March 15, 2017 @ 4:53 pm Tower Admin

      So glad you had a good time! Hope to see you again soon šŸ™‚


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