Echo Canyon Road

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Echo Canyon Road is an off-road trail in Death Valley National Park. It connects highway 190 to Lee's Camp in the Amargosa Valley. It passes by the Eye of the Needle and the Inyo Mine.

Vehicle needed: High-clearance first three miles, 4WD required beyond.

Distance: Ten miles to Inyo Mine. Start: Hwy 190, two miles east of Furnace Creek Inn.

Camping: Yes, after first two miles. No camping at Inyo Mine site.

Lee’s Camp Road, which connects to Amargosa Valley is rough 4WD, requiring short-wheelbase, narrow vehicles. Experienced 4WD drivers only. Vehicle damage is possible going over the dry fall. Travel with more than one vehicle recommended. Within Echo Canyon’s narrows is the Needle’s Eye, a natural arch. The Inyo Mine’s (private property) old structures and mining equipment are found in the upper canyon.