Echo Canyon Road

Total Miles


1,141.97 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

An easy rock road accessing the Inyo Mine from Hwy 190 in Death Valley National Park. The Death Valley Backcountry and Wilderness Access Map describes Echo Canyon as high clearance the first three miles and 4x4 required beyond. In April 2023, this road was flat and smooth and did not require either along the mellow but constant 3,500' climb up to the mine. This canyon was flooded (and subsequently closed) after heavy storms in August 2022, so perhaps the storms evened out the trail. In addition to the Inyo Mine, additional features along this trail are small rock arches in the canyon walls above. The most notable is the Eye of the Needle Arch. Dispersed camping is allowed along Echo Canyon Road but as of Winter 2023, free backcountry camping permits are now required.


This trail is an easy rock road.

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Access Description

DVNP Backcountry and Wilderness Access Map:

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