Echo Amphitheater Trail #46

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Attractions and Considerations:
The Echo Amphitheater Trail is a local favorite. Schools, RV Clubs, and other visitors take advantage of the covered picnic areas and trail. The concrete trail from the parking lot meanders to Echo Canyon. The trail ascends at a moderately easy pace. The last part of the trail has steep stairs leading up to the Echo Canyon. Rocks are a natural habitat for snakes, so stay on the trail and off the rocks.

View more photos on the Carson National Forest Flickr site.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Facilities at Echo Amphitheater are currently closed due staffing shortages, plus needed repairs and improvements to the day use area and campground.  Anticipated completion is now late fall/early winter of 2023. Thank you for your patience. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Toilets
Fees: $2 entry fee into the site includes hiking
Best Season: March 1 -October 31
Closest Towns: Abiquiu (approximately 15 miles)
Water: Potable water during spring and summer months
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: For more information contact: Canjilon Ranger District.

General Information


North on U.S. Highway 84 approximately 35 miles from Espanola; 3 miles west from Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center. South on U.S.Highway 84 and 44 miles from Chama. Located on the west side of the highway, right off of U.S. 84.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas


Toilets: Flush toilets
Accessible: Handicap accessible parking, toilets, and trail

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1/4 miles

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  Elevation : 
6,600 feet - 6,600 feet