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“Devil's Hall Trail - Nice Hike”

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Salt Flat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandson and I stopped by to hike the Devil's Hall Trail on our way to Carlsbad, NM. The day was a little warm but fortunately we had a slight breeze and some clouds; however we each drank about 2 liters of water on our 4 mile trek. The trailhead area is good and cold water and clean restrooms are available. The early trail is well marked and easily followed until getting to the dry creek bed and boulders. From there on the trail is more strenuous. All warnings about hats etc. are spot on because there is little shade. The Devil's Hall between rock walls and the rock steps up to it are quite interesting. We would like to hike this area in the fall. If you are seeking something spectacular save your energy for Carlsbad Caverns; if you enjoy hiking this is a nice trail. When returning to the parking area it is easy to miss the trail away from the creek bed so check landmarks as you leave the path onto the wash so you will recognize it on the way back.

Thank Ray S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Carlsbad caverns and decided to check this out since it's only 30 mins away. Facility seems a little run down, very few visitors. There is a campground and many miles of hiking trails which is probably the best way to see this park. Very short road into visitors center and back out. Probably a great place to visit in the cooler months if you enjoy backpacking, just wasn't for our group!

Thank Wyndi77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While GMNP is not the most spectacular national park, it is well worth your time if you are anywhere nearby. There are interesting historical sites and many hiking trails from which to choose. We did Devil's Hall, which was quite rewarding. It is definitely worth combining with Carlsbad Caverns. It is a hiker's park, not one to visit if all you want to do is just drive through and see spectacular views.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

By national park standards, this doesn't get a ton of visitors. And that's to your advantage! The drive in between smaller peaks is lovely as you rise in elevation. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful.

Guadalupe Peak is a wonderful way to spend a day, climbing up to the top of Texas and signing the book. El Capitan is a stunning sight from all angles. And there's the Bowl and McKittrick Canyon if the peak isn't your speed.

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This was a quick but delightful stop. We got here after the visitors center was closed so I did not experience the entire experience however the views and educational exhibits speak for themselves.

Thank karen a
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