Echo Canyon Climber's Log

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awhite28 - Jul 10, 2016 10:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2016

Lower Echo  Sucess!

The slot seems short but takes a surprisingly long time. Gorgeous. Didn't use a wetsuit but my butt muscles were spasming with cold.


stepho - Dec 20, 2015 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2013

poor judgement  Sucess!

Solo with no experience or equipment in January. Nearly drowned...learned valuable lesson.

Wisemtn - Jul 19, 2015 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2013

After Pine Creek  Sucess!

Not as challenging as Pine Creek but still fun. - Jan 19, 2013 4:10 pm

Echo  Sucess!

Lots of swimming and annoying 10 ft raps with weird starts.

mbhc - Dec 28, 2012 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

Amazing in Ice  Sucess!

I've done this canyon four times with various groups. It is a great canyon, even down to the near 180 degree turn the canyon makes before the last rap, and the mini pothole right there. Also very accessible. Best trip, though, was before the snow melted and there were massive ice pillars flowing down into the canyon in multiple places. Be careful, the canyon bottom is covered with snow bridges that cave way into water filled pools (...treat it like a glacier with crevasses, etc), but its an awesome sight.


patascent - Sep 7, 2010 3:04 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2002

My 1st technical canyon  Sucess!

My first trip to Zion and my 1st canyoneering experience. It's been several years now since I've been to Zion, but it a great experience.


ShinLV - Sep 10, 2009 1:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Middle Echo   Sucess!

This is mutipule short rappel canyon. The water is very cold. Its colder than another canyon. I could not stand in the water more than minutes even I wore wetsuit.
Last half of this canyon is very beautiful. I think this is one of the best slot canyon to hike.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Jul 3, 2009 4:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007

Middle Echo  Sucess!

With cp0915 and db0915. Some tall snow fins remained in the deep slot.


JGHarrison - Jan 27, 2009 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

good but stinky  Sucess!

real pretty but a couple of the pools were rank, good fun though


goofball - Oct 13, 2008 10:21 pm

Echo  Sucess!

Very pretty and VERY short. A fun 1/2 day. Cold water !


bobeck - Dec 18, 2007 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

Fun day...  Sucess!

Tanya and I went with Shane Burrows on our last trip through.


tanya - Nov 30, 2007 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

Echo Canyon  Sucess!

This is actually a really fun canyon even though I hear little about it. The water is skunky though, but what's new in the canyons. Love the downclimbing parts.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - Sep 29, 2007 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Beautiful  Sucess!

I did my first canyoneering trip down Echo Canyon a couple weeks ago. We didn't take wetsuits, and I was teeth-chattering cold in a few places. The rappels were short (we brought a 20m rope) and easy. I could touch the bottom with my head above water at the base of all of the rappels.

More details are at, and I have pictures at


madjohnbo - Jun 15, 2007 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2006

Loved It  Sucess!

Slot was bone dry in early September. It is a good slot for intermediates, or beginners learning the sport. The pothole was a fun obstacle that presented no problems when dry. It is about 8 feet deep, so if it is full you may want to throw a bag over the other edge to avoid treading water.


miztflip - Jun 14, 2007 8:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2006

Cold, Middle Echo  Sucess!

Super cold water but otherwise my favorite time of year to be in Zion. NO other people and no shuttles. It had rained alot and the potholes were full of water.


cp0915 - Jun 12, 2007 9:20 pm

Middle Echo

Descended this one a few years ago while on one of my many climbing/canyoneering weekends in Zion.

Also attempted a bottom-up Middle Echo in super-gnarly snow-ice conditions with Ram in early summer 2009. Super intense. Unsuccessful.


madsjim - Jun 12, 2007 7:22 pm

Fun Canyon

This was my first canyon and it was very fun. Like Scott said it is well bolted, but for those who want to have fun in a slot canyon, this is it. We did it in September and it was dry compared to normal but still really full of water and wetsuits were needed. It takes only a few hours and I recommend it as a good time for people with moderate skills who want practice.


Scott - Jun 12, 2007 6:22 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Did it  Sucess!

May 27 2016

Kessler and I completed the Echo Canyon Route . The park was crowded(!), but we saw no one in Echo Canyon. It took us four hours to get from the East Entrance, to pick up our permit and drysuit, and to wait in line for the shuttle before finally arriving at the trailhead. We didn't start up the trail until 2:40 PM.

We were carrying a lot of gear since it was only my son and I and since we were told that there was a difficult keeper pothole in the canyon. I even carried a small rubber raft and Kessler carried a life jacket just in case. Several people were wondering what we were doing with a life jacket on the trail.

We made our way to the top of the canyon and scrambled our way into the slot. Almost immediately the cold swims began and they were very COLD since the snow and ice had just melted out of the canyon. I was chilly in my 4/3 wetsuit and I wished I had brought gloves for us.

The rappels and downclimbs were fun and the narrows were nice. The canyon was a lot wetter than when we did it before. The keeper pothole wasn't a problem and we really didn't need to bring all that gear.

After exiting the slot, we took some time to dry off and hiked down the trail and back to the shuttle.

May 19 2007

Blasted through with my brother Richard and cousin Danny. We partner assisted everything and did rappel.

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