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Anthony Gap Cave Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.2 mile 0.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 159' 48 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,050' 1,539 m
Low: 4,892' 1,491 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 20% (11°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Brendan Ross

A short trail leading to a 200-yard long network of underground caverns.

Brendan Ross

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Located near the southern end of the Sierra Vista Trail, Anthony Gap Cave Trail is a short connector to a cave system of the same name.

The trail turns off of Sierra Vista as the latter reaches its final high point, just south of the state line. Look for a singletrack headed to the east, considerably rockier than the one it came from. The path can be indistinct at times as it makes a quick climb to the top of the mountain. Generally, the correct path is the one moving up higher. Cacti grow in close at several points, and the small rocks underfoot can be loose, so step carefully.

The cave can be found just below the top of the mountain. In contrast to the other, smaller caves found around the Franklin and Organ Mountains, Anthony Gap Cave is vertical. The entrance is easy to spot, due in part to graffiti disfiguring the area around the cave mouth.

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Nov 29, 2019
Wolf Pazkus
On top of small hill. Absolutely beautiful in the morning.

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View looking north on Anthony Gap Trail before arriving at cave.
Jan 12, 2019 near Anthony, TX
The entrance to Anthony Gap Cave is vertical. Don't fall in.
Mar 23, 2016 near Anthony, TX
Some tight but not too difficult crawl spaces leading between the accessible rooms within the cave. Dress appropriately and bring adequate lighting as it gets dark and warm the deeper you go.
Jan 12, 2019 near Anthony, TX

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