Echo Amphitheater

(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.

Echo Amphitheater

Echo Amphitheater

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.

Echo Amphitheater

Interesting Cliff with Flowers

Echo Amphitheater

Multi-colored Cliffs

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.

Echo Amphitheater

More Colorful Cliffs

Echo Amphitheater

Beautiful Mesa

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

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4 Responses to Echo Amphitheater

  1. gumo January 30, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    Free and quiet makes me even happier!

    I’m glad your having a great time. Thanks for sharing with us all.

    • Pleinguy January 30, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

      Agreed on the quiet. Glad you’re still reading my blog.

  2. Barney Ward January 30, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    Another great stop on the fulltiming road. Thank you.

    • Pleinguy January 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

      Yes it was. Thanks for following the journey.

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