Echo Canyon

Glade Park, Colorado 81523

Echo Canyon

Echo Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trail ends in a box canyon where a 100-foot waterfall spills intermittently, leaving streaks of minerals and water on the sandstone cliffs and a large pool at the base of the waterfall that provides nourishment to 200-year-old Freemont cottonwoods. The Echo Canyon Trail offers a short, mostly gentle hike that follows the canyon bottom to its boxed end. One stretch climbs about 300 feet in elevation on very solid rock, but other than that, it’s pretty easy.

This scenery is similar to many canyons within the Colorado National Monument—same rock, same rock formation. Even the waterfall at the boxed end of Echo Canyon, about a mile and a half from the parking lot, looks quite similar to the “first waterfall” described in the No Thoroughfare Canyon hike (hike No 7. in this guide)."

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Trail Information

Glade Park
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1- 2 hours
Colorado National Monument, Fruita, CO 81521; (970) 858-3616,
Local Contacts
USGS Colorado National Monument; Trails Illustrated Colorado National Monument/McInnis Canyons NCA
Local Maps

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Dec 2018