Echo-north Slot Canyon

ACA Canyon Rating – 2A I


We refer this this un-named canyon as echo-north canyon because it is in the drainage of the first major canyon north of Echo Amphitheater

This canyon has a very fine stretch of “slot canyon” and it is a hike/scramble that can be done without ropes…!!!

The scramble up the slopping waterfall shown in this photo is difficult… you might bring along a couple toilet plungers for a cheating ascent

…a view up this slot canyon, from the canyon rim…


beta facts:

name- Un-named Canyon we call Echo-North Canyon

depth of slot portion- 100 feet or so…

length of slot canyon portion- one/third mile

elevation- 6800’ at the top down to 6600’ at the bottom

GPS coordinates- ±36°21.872’N 106°31.518’W

flow- intermittent

season to visit- drier months of the year, like May, June, September, October and November… NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORCAST…!!!

accommodations- facilities at nearby Echo Amphitheater

ownership- Carson National Forest

access- is from EchoAmphitheator… see the map below

nearest town- Abiquiu is about 20 miles east of here

fun fact- this is a great slot canyon experience that is easy to get to and is a fairly easy scramble/hike


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Park at Echo Amphitheater and hike north… using the map below…


Enhanced USGS topo map by Doug Scott

The thin Red Lines depict sections of “slot canyons”

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