Dagger Flat Auto Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Dagger Flat Auto Trail is a 14.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

14.7 miles
810 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


mountain biking

off road driving

scenic driving



wild flowers


no dogs

A scenic drive through giant daggers A out and back drive in the northern portion of Big Bend National Park off the Persimmon Gap Entrance Road

scenic driving
4 months ago

The road is graded gravel & we saw 3 cars coming out of it, so we took a chance. Besides some birds, we saw no other wildlife. Just the cacti. It was interesting to be among the cacti & be a part of the desert (if you can do that in a car).
After about 5 miles the road got really bad - huge washouts & potholes. A car pulling an RPOD passed us going out. We think they were actually camping back there! The campgrounds were full the night before.

off road driving
Sunday, January 08, 2017

This is an easy trail that most cars should be able to handle. It drops you off in a forest of giant dagger yuccas. The sheer number of daggers was impressive, especially when you are looking up at them from the valley floor.

scenic driving
Saturday, October 19, 2013

An easy drive thru the desert. Near the end you are in a maze of giant dagger plants. The road is graded, and usually in good shape for a passenger car.

scenic driving
Monday, November 10, 2014