Amargosa Overlook

Death Valley, California

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The drive up Echo Canyon to the trailhead is spectacular, much like Titus Canyon, with a visit to an early twentieth-century mine site to break up the trip. The view from the edge of the Funeral Mountains is breathtaking, a peak experience without the ascent. This hike, with an elevation gain of less than 700 feet spread over 3.6 miles, ends on a peak above the Amargosa Valley. A mountain view without the mountain climb! The drama of Echo Canyon is behind you, but the view ahead is worth the walk. From the trailhead your pathway lies in the gravel wash through the tight gap. Out of the wash and on the desert floor, the winding route is an old jeep track. If you happen to lose the old roadbed, keep following the drainage and you’ll spot it again.
Hiking Death Valley National Park

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Hiking Death Valley National Park

by Bill and Polly Cunningham (Falcon Guides)

The drive up Echo Canyon to the trailhead is spectacular, much like Titus Canyon, with a visit to an early twentieth-century mine site to break up the trip. The view from the edge of the Funeral Mountains is breathtaking, a peak experience without the ascent. This hike, with an elevation gain of less than 700 feet spread over 3.6 miles, ends on a peak above the Amargosa Valley.

A mountain view without the mountain climb! The drama of Echo Canyon is behind you, but the view ahead is worth the walk.
From the trailhead your pathway lies in the gravel wash through the tight gap. Out of the wash and on the desert floor, the winding route is an old jeep track. If you happen to lose the old roadbed, keep following the drainage and you’ll spot it again.

© 2017 Bill and Polly Cunningham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Death Valley
Distance: 7.2
Elevation Gain: 660 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5-6 hours
Season: Best season: October to April
Local Contacts: Furnace Creek Visitor Center; (760) 786-3200; www.nps.gov/deva
Local Maps: NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS Echo Canyon-CA and Lees Camp-CA
Driving Directions: Directions to Amargosa Overlook

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