Camping In Echo Canyon State Park near Pioche, Nevada

Simply east of Pioche, Nevada lays Echo Canyon State Park. You are not most likely to discover it listed in lots of travel guides, however if you are a daring RVer (like me and my wife), make sure you detour off Highway 93 for a couple of days to check out the location the next time you discover yourself in Eastern Nevada.

In this installation we will check out Ash Canyon Trail which belongs to Echo Canyon State Park.

Ash Canyon is named after the worn down volcanic ash that comprises many of the canyon. A sturdy and significant trail (safety cables where needed) leads you into the canyon where shapely rock walls tower over you, side canyons tempt those who like to rush, and shutter bugs will enjoy capturing shapes that look like animals or other familiar shapes.

Numerous sites tell you to start at the camping site, which requires a day-use cost (unless you have actually camped there) and requires you to hike a fair width dull scrub to get to the “great things.”

If you want to maximize your see to Ash Canyon (i.e. less hiking and more checking out), discover a location to park on the shoulder of Rose Valley Road (we parked at N37 ° 54.914 W 114 ° 15.520 )and proceed to the vicinity of N37 ° 54.883 W114 ° 15.546 where you will discover the trail heading up the hill to the north. After hiking uphill for about 4/10ths of a mile, you will get in the side of the canyon via an opening in the rocks.

Once in the canyon proper, the trail will head in a northwest instructions. Follow the trail, checking out any side chutes that intrigue you, up until you exit the canyon after a number of hundred lawns.

Be sure to delight in the views to the south when you leave the top of the canyon. Then return to your car the method you came delighting in the canyons rock formations from a various angle.

Getting there

From the junction of Highway 93 and 322 in Pioche, head east on Highway 322 to Echo Dam Roadway (also marked Highway 86). Follow Echo Dam Road to Echo Canyon State Park and park near these coordinates N37 ° 54.914 W 114 ° 15.520

There is a good campground in Echo Canyon State Park, nevertheless it does not any connections readily available.

Leaving the beaten track and exploring lesser-known areas of Nevada, simply another experience in RVing!

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