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0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 38' 12 m
Descent: -27' -8 m
High: 5,442' 1,659 m
Low: 5,404' 1,647 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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

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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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Sep 22, 2016
Jay Lund

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#410

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