Echo Canyon Trail

4.2/5 (7 reviews)
Furnace Creek, California (Inyo County)
Last Updated: 03/15/2019
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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

4.3/5 (7 reviews)
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.
Trail Review: Echo Canyon Trail - Lynn Lacaze
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!
Visited: 11/03/2018

BTW, the Eye of the Needle Waypoint is quite a bit off. It's closer to Lat: 36.46711 Lon: -116.75840.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/27/2018

This is a nice and easy few miles into the canyon until you come to the old mines (any stock vehicle can do with proper tires). Make no mistake if you are not prepared to go further! It gets more challenging and you will need high clearance and you wanna know a thing or two about tire placement. Great trail for the tourist in his stock 4x4 with nice mining ruins and even better trail after continuing into Armagosa Valley! You will most likely only spot the needle eye on your way out (back down) the echo canyon!

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