Casual Intermediate,  Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Short Hike


Date:Mar 20,2024Destination:Echo Canyon Loop Trail
Level:S/CIArea:Chiricahua National Monument
Approx hike distance in miles:3.5Hike leader:Bill Scott
Low to high elevation gain:500Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, per vehicle or National Park Pass
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.0054'N, 109.3565'W


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No

Special Instructions:

This is a loop hike that starts and finishes at the Echo Canyon Trail parking area. There are spectacular views and amazing rock formations. This is a moderate hike with a climb of 500 feet. There is a fee to enter per vehicle or National Park Pass. Bring water and a snack. Drivers note that there are no services south of Willcox.


Beginning at the Holiday Inn Express in Willcox, 1251 Virginia Avenue.  Head west on North Circle I Road toward Virginia Avenue. Turn left on Virginia Avenue. In .2 miles, turn left onto Fort Grant Rd. In 1.3 miles turn right onto AZ 186 E/N Haskell Avenue(signs for I-10 Business) In .7 miles turn left onto AZ 186 E/E Maley Street.  Follow AZ 186 for 31 miles.  Turn left onto AZ 181 E and continue 5.2 miles.  Turn right to stay on Bonita Canyon Road.  Enter the Chiricahua National Monument Visitor Center.