Echo Canyon Road

Death Valley National Park, California
Elevation Gain3,059ft
Trailhead Elevation408ft
Elevation Min/Max408/2411ft
Elevation Start/End408/408ft

Echo Canyon Road

Echo Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Inyo County, California. It is within Death Valley National Park. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 408 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,059 feet.

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California Desert Byways (Wilderness Press)
Tony Huegel
"Narrow and serpentine Echo Canyon, where gold was discovered in 1905, is convenient for travelers who want to sample backroading in Death Valley without a big commitment. It is famous for its sheer, high rock walls, eroded at one point into a hole dubbed Eye of the Needle. At the end of the tour is historic Inyo Mine." Read more
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
"Echo Canyon Trail is a lightly traveled canyon trail within Death Valley National Park. Along the way, it passes some beautiful scenery as well as the remains of what was once a large mining camp. At the start of the trail, a thicket of palms immediately to the west marks the Travertine Hot Springs. The waters are tapped and there is no pool for bathing. However, the small oasis is interesting and worth the short hike to view the cluster of palms. The spring is situated 0.3 miles northwest of the start of the trail on the north side of California 190. Special Attractions: Historic Travertine Hot Springs at the start of the trail; The natural rock window, Eye of the Needle; The remains of the Inyo Mine camp. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs." Read more

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