Middle Echo Canyon

Location: Zions National Park
Rating: Intermediate 3B II
Length: 3-5 hours
Longest Rappel: 20ft (6m)
Start: Weeping Rock
End: Loop (Weeping Rock trail)
Permits: Required
Wet Suit: Yes
Shuttle: Yes

** Permits can be obtained from Zion National park through an online lottery system. The lottery is 2 days, 7 days or 3 months in advance. Mystery and Subway are the only canyons with a lottery 3 months in advance. Click here for site lottery.

Overview:  This canyon offers several short rappels, a few extremely cold swims, and some fabulous narrows. Echo is shaded well and the water within remains freezing even in the summer months! Contains a Keeper-hole, so don't attempt alone!


From Weeping Rock hike up the Echo Canyon Trail toward Observation Point. At trail junction take the right branch toward Cable Mountain. After about 10 minutes, the trail crosses a small canyon. Just a bit  further, step off the trail to the right, and follow a small trail along the rim of the small canyon, and then down a steep hill into the canyon.


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