Echo Amphitheater Picnic Site
Echo Amphitheater is a natural amphitheater located on the Carson National Forest in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico. The sandstone cliff is known for its unique echoing auditory properties. The red vertical stripes down the otherwise horizontally stratified cliff wall are streaks of mineral varnish that provides a colorful contrast to the sandstone cliff. This colorful geological feature combined with its unusual auditory properties no doubt fed the legend of myth associated with the Echo Amphitheater.
View more photos on the Carson National Forest Flickr site.
At a Glance
|Area Amenities:||Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Drinking water|
|Best Season:||March - October|
|Busiest Season:||May - September|
|Water:||Potable Water (spring and summer months), drinking fountains, and one hydrant|
|Operated By:||USDA Forest Service|
Large parking lot accommodates school buses and large RVs. The Echo Amphitheater parking area is located south of the campground and west of the fee station.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|Fire Information||Grills are located next to ramada structures.|
A large Group Shelter is located within the campground. The Group Shelter contains a large grill and six picnic tables including a hydrant, includes a six car parking area. This is a first come-first served facility.
|Rental info:||Requires a $40 fee (Groups larger than 50 require an additional $1.00 per person)|
|Fee charged for some activities:||$2 per vehicle per day for parking area (including use of ramadas and hiking); $40 for group shelter ($1 fee added per person over 50 people)|
|Drinking water:||Potable water during spring and summer|