Fate Bell Rock Shelter Tour

Comstock, Texas 78837

Fate Bell Rock Shelter Tour

Fate Bell Rock Shelter Tour Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Prehistoric inhabitants of the Seminole Canyon region apparently had plenty of free time on their hands, because they created some of the most colorful, mysterious, and numerous shelter pictographs on the entire continent.

The characteristics of this rock art are so remarkably unique and the practice of painting them spans such a significant stretch of time that they are grouped into styles all of their own, including the Pecos River Style, Red Linear Style, Monochrome Style, and Historical Style. Fate Bell Rock Shelter, one of the oldest cave dwellings in North America, contains some of the oldest known pictographs. A tour of the shelter provides hikers with an opportunity, albeit chaperoned, for a close and thorough examination of some of the best examples."

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Trail Information

Comstock
Nearby City
1
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Best in Spring
Season
1,350 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,350 feet
Top Elevation
Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
Local Contacts
USGS Seminole Canyon
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018