Echo Canyon Trail

4.4/5 (9 reviews)
Furnace Creek, California (Inyo County)
Last Updated: 03/15/2019

Trail Information


Echo Canyon boasts some of Death Valley's best qualities with its spectacular scenery, twisty canyons, rock arches, and mining history. This road is very popular among visitors as it can be easily driven with most street-legal vehicles and it is less than ten minutes away from the popular Furnace Creek Inn.

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Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (9)
Visited: 05/31/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The rocks here look like something from star wars movie
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/25/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Cool trail up to Inyo Mine and Funeral Range Trail. Pretty easy trail to the mine. Funeral Range Trail could get tricky with lower clearance / AWD setups but this trail is very easy.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/13/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

What a wonderful trail. Close to town. Scenic. Historical. Not too difficult. A fun day.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/23/2020

Pretty easy up to Inyo mine. There's only one section below where the canyon tightens up (around mile 3-4) that requires high clearance, the rest is pretty easy going with a stock 4WD vehicle. Inyo mine is definitely worth the trip.
Official Crew
Visited: 11/24/2018

Just sending a Thank You message to Barclay Osborn for noting my mistake. The waypoint of Eye of the Needle has been verified and corrected along with the GPX file. Thanks!

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