Devils Den

Marathon, Texas 79842

Devils Den

Devils Den Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century humans had an irritating penchant for attributing a host of wonderful but rugged and remote places to the denizens of hell. Devils Den is definitely one of those places.

This beautifully eroded limestone slot canyon is home to a selection of interesting desert dwellers, but unless your hiking partner has a tendency to turn ornery on you, demons aren’t on the list. While Devils Den may appear from a distance like a hellacious chasm of biblical proportions, it is, in reality, a place of peaceful quietude and heavenly shade."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
Best in Fall
2,550 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,050 feet
Top Elevation
Big Bend National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Bone Spring, Dagger Flat
Local Maps

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