(nr Abíquíu NM)
On my way south, I stopped at Echo Amphitheater to check it out. An area of high cliffs, with a curved indent, provided the conditions for the sound to bounce back. A paved walkway took me toward the cliff in order to sample the echo effect.
At the beginning was a large paved parking lot, restrooms, and along the path were several picnic table shelters. It was late in the day; so, I only walked part way in. The tall cliffs made for an impressive sight. Plus, the surrounding scenery was particularly nice.
The long run-off stain, at the top of the cliff, was explained by two rather gruesome legends. Both of which seemed rather unlikely to me. I’ll let you do the research for the details.
I stayed overnight at the small campground near the base of the cliffs. The view away from the cliffs was of a beautiful mesa, and more cliffs. Since it was after Labor Day, the stay was free. Free always makes a camp more enjoyable for me.
Camp: Carson NF-Echo Amphitheater CG drycamp
Scene: Cliffs, mesa