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Echo Trailhead
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Echo Trailhead
Echo TrailheadEcho Canyon Rd at Echo Trailhead (view W)

The Echo Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston), about 1 hour northwest of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out to the Spring Mountains. From the Spring Mountains Visitor Center (Table 1, Site 0726), continue west on Kyle Canyon Road for 2.1 miles to Echo Road (Site 0733). Stay to the right onto Echo Road, which is the first paved road to the right past the Old Town Fire Station. For drivers who miss the turn, Kyle Canyon Road continues to the left around a big hairpin turn and continues up to the lodge.

Link to Trailhead Map.

Echo Trailhead
Echo Trailhead parking (view SW)

On Echo Road, drive northwest for 0.1 miles to a dirt parking area on the left (Site 1282). This is just before the first paved road to the right.

Turn left into the Echo Trailhead parking area. Park here, this is the trailhead. Don't park or block assess to Well #60. Echo Trail begins in the northwest (far-right) corner of the parking lot; look for a small trail sign with an arrow.

Echo Trailhead provides access to Echo Trail, which is an alternate start to the Little Falls and Cathedral Rock trails.

Echo Trailhead
Echo Trailhead sign on Echo Canyon Rd (view NW)
Echo Trailhead
Echo Trailhead sign on Echo Canyon Rd (view NW)
Echo Trailhead
Echo Trailhead parking (view W)
Echo Trailhead
Echo Trailhead parking (view W)
Echo Trailhead
Echo Trail information sign (view W)
Echo Trailhead
Echo Trail information sign (view W)
Echo Trailhead
Beginning of Echo Trail in far-right corner of parking area (view SW)
Echo Trailhead
Beginning of Echo Trail (view NW)
Echo Trailhead
Echo Trail sign (view W)
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Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
0726 Spring Mts Visitor Center 624625 4013814 36.26303 115.61269 6,932 Yes
0733 Kyle Canyon Rd at Echo Rd 621129 4013659 36.26208 115.65163 7,697 Yes
1282 Echo Trailhead Parking 620956 4013706 36.26252 115.65354 7,605 GPS

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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