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Camino del Diablo


Camino del Diablo

Yuma Co.

Sp., "Road of the Devil."  Desert road from Sonora to Gila river near Yuma.

"At the Tule Desert along the International Boundary the trail becomes the famous Camino del Diablo or Devil's Road.  It probably derives its name from the fact that between 3,000 and 4,000 wayfarers are said to have died on it from hunger, thirst, and fatigue.  It is said to be the most terrible trail in the southwestern region."  Hornaday.

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