Echo Canyon

Willcox, Arizona

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Winding through a stunning collection of strange rock formations, the loop hike through Echo Canyon offers a short yet memorable introduction to the wonders of the Chiricahua National Monument. Add to this lesson in geology some fine vistas and a fascinating variety of plant life, and you have a great hike. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 and 1937, the Echo Canyon Trail has that sturdy, comfortable feel that most CCC projects seem to possess.
100 Classic Hikes Arizona

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100 Classic Hikes Arizona

by Scott S. Warren (The Mountaineers Books)

Winding through a stunning collection of strange rock formations, the loop hike through Echo Canyon offers a short yet memorable introduction to the wonders of the Chiricahua National Monument.

Add to this lesson in geology some fine vistas and a fascinating variety of plant life, and you have a great hike. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 and 1937, the Echo Canyon Trail has that sturdy, comfortable feel that most CCC projects seem to possess.

© 2015 Scott S. Warren/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Willcox
Distance: 3.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 6,780 feet
Top Elevation: 6,330 feet
Local Contacts: Chiricahua National Monument; Chiricahua Wilderness Area
Local Maps: USGS Cochise Head
Driving Directions: Directions to Echo Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

3/16/2011
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The Chiricahua National Monument is Arizona's best kept secret! The Echo Canyon trail was absolutely spectacular! The trail description was accurate, but you will have no problems finding the trailhead or following the trail anyway - everything in this Monument is very clearly marked. The hike took us about 3.5 hours but that's because my husband and I stopped every 10 feet to take a picture. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen!



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May 2018