Hike Echo Canyon Trail in Chiricahua National Monument



3.5 miles

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Added by Laura Hill

Experience a winding, moderate intensity trail that leads you among unique rock formations and alligator juniper.

This is a moderate trail, with a good amount of up and down.  But you won’t mind one bit, because you’ll be so awestruck with the scenery.  The distinct unique green coated rock formations of Chiricahua National Monument are on full display for this trail.  Note that the parking fills very quickly, so arrive early.  And make sure to call ahead to see what (if any) restrictions are in place.

*Always remember to leave no trace – pack it in and pack it out!

Length: 3.5 miles round-trip

Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation: 6,784 to 6,330 feet

Directions to Trailhead: Located at the Echo Canyon Trail Parking Area, 5.5 miles past the Chiricahua National Monument visitors center on Bonita Canyon Drive

GPS: N 32o 00.719',W 109o 18.949'

Information: Chiricahua National Monument, 520-824-3560

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walk in the footsteps of Cochise

This is an awesome immersive experience in the spires of Chiricahua.

Unique Hike

I couldn't get over how cool these rock formations were! I went with my mama, who was recovering from hip replacement surgery, so this trail is on the easy side of moderate. Make sure you bring enough water, and snacks for energy. And as always, follow LNT principals. Beautiful and peaceful, the trail is well kept. Highly recommend!

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Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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