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Dark Angel Trail

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Length


0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers


38' 12 m

Ascent

-27' -8 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

5,442' 1,659 m

High

5,404' 1,647 m

Low

Shared By Megan W

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A side trip to marvel at this dramatic spire is a highlight of the Devils Garden area

Megan W

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Description

The Dark Angel formation is a 150-foot sandstone column rising improbably from the desert floor. It stands isolated and desolate, away from other rock formations. Its darkened varnish rock faces are capped by its own slightly overhanging upper reaches. Dark Angel can be seen from various points in the park including the parking area.

The Dark Angel Trail leaves from the end of the Devils Garden Main Trail at a signed junction just south of Double O Arch. The Dark Angel trail is a nearly level out-and-back and easy to follow. If you are lucky you may see rock climbers ascending the west face of Dark Angel tower. This pillar was climbed first in the 1960's and is rated a 5.11 (two pitches).

Note: bikes are not allowed on this trail.

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Mar 11, 2019
Sammy Vasalani
Nov 21, 2018
Daniel Wilder
Dark Angel 0.4mi
Sep 21, 2018
Colleen Gebauer
Sep 21, 2018
Brooke Walczak
Sep 5, 2018
Elliot Gardner
Jul 23, 2018
Chris Schneider
May 20, 2018
Evan Pennisi
0.4mi
May 17, 2018
Scott Salas

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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  3.7 from 6 votes
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