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Dark Angel Trail

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Length

0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers


Elevation

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

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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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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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Apr 29, 2018
Kailey Crowell
Jul 4, 2017
Paige Dixon
Jul 4, 2017
Brian Dixon
Oct 31, 2016
Lily #G
May 1, 2016
Sidney Tuan
Nothing special. Easy on the way there, more difficult on the way back. Glad I went but wouldn't do it again.
Jun 12, 2015
Robert McDaniel
Jun 29, 2014
Eve Eve

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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