Echo Canyon Road | Wild Camping

United States


Last Visited: about 1 month ago
GPS: 36.442524, -116.812067
Altitude: 173.6 masl
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Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Camping allowed one mile from main road. Doable without high clearance, but tricky - wouldn’t recommend. Plenty of pull offs, but busy on the weekend


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Nice quiet place , would recommend to anyone in a high-profile vehicle

Nice spot, as mentioned a bit bumpy but saw small vehicles making it in. Recommended higher clearance. Our Sprinter didn’t have issues. No Verizon coverage. It was 3g extended w/ a weboost antenna

Stayed here one night without issues. The road in is bumpy, but we went quite a ways up in a 2WD Sprinter. Gorgeous views of the valley. Only problem is it is hard to find a flat spot. Poor cell service on ATT with only two bars of Edge.

Nice area to camp. Lots of people here on the weekend. Would not recommend in a low clearance car. I did make it in one mile in my Nissan Maxima, but would not do it again. Greenwater Valley/Furnace Creek Rd (off Dantes View Rd) is a much better alternate for those with low clearance vehicles (although the camping isn’t as great imo).

We stayed two nights in our 2WD Promaster. It was a little tricky to get in, but well worth it.

Perfect spot for two vans. We stayed her over a week and went out to explore the park daily. Rocky road but do able without 4x4. No cell service. No camp fires and the forest service was enforcing. There are pull outs all up along this road but you will have traffic driving by you most of the time. Not very flat but we made due! There’s a water fill up station close- but make sure you have plenty to eat as the general store here is insane expensive. $8.95 for a can of soup lol

This was a great spot! The road was easy, gravel throughout. I have a 4x4 truck but we also saw a Honda Element making the trek back there. This spot was extremely quite, surrounded by mountains on all sides and amazing stars. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Awesome spot away from traffic but still in the park. Make sure to drive at least a mile up the road. The further up you go the better it gets and smoother drive, high clearance vehicle is more than enough.

Not a great road but worth the effort. We made it about 1.5 miles in and camped just next to the road. Quite a bit of traffic and some dust in the late afternoon and evening. Great sunset.

We have high clearance 4x4 and made it over a mile up the trail to comply with the rules. Great views and very beautiful at sunset, but whole area is on a large slope. It can be tricky to level up, but there are large rocks around to put under wheels. Very peaceful night. No facilities. Free.

Stayed at mile 1.7- seemed a more easily accessible and larger pull off area than anywhere before. Quiet, amazing sunset and stars.

You must be AT LEAST 1 mile down this road to camp legally. For more information, please consult the Death Valley National Park website, or stop in at one of the Visitor Centers and ask a NPS employee. The fine for camping illegally is $230. Fires are not allowed. The fine for an illegal fire is $530.

Managed for like half a mile in my sedan before it got too rocky. Cowboy camped in a river bed near the road but had to move to my car around midnight cause it was so windy!

1 spot that had the Van tilted more than I would prefer. I only went a mile up the road as other have. There’s a dry ditch where you can park off the road. Loose gravel in some places. 2WD Sprinter. 2 bars 3G Verizon. Great views.

after 1 mile its free so its pretty safe, still very hot at night. i went with a 2WD low clearance and it was pretty sketch, wouldnt recommended but still possible. amazing view at sunset and sunrise and very calm for the night

Awesome, awesome road. Went in about 6 miles in my truck and found a nice pull-off. No fires allowed here and no cell service once your in the canyon. Drive isn’t too bad but would recommend somewhat high clearance if you’re going in more than a few miles

Managed in our 36ft class A but took it very slow and steady. It is 1 mile of rough partially loose river rock type gravel. That being said, it was very quiet as we were all alone out there! Really nice view of the surrounding mountains and hills. I should note that there isn't a specific site, just pull over into the gravel.

It's a bit rough getting in late at night, we couldnt get a mile in and just parked on some gravel to the side and slept in the van. Pretty windy, heard a cayote and saw a kit fox :).

Camping allowed one mile from main road. Doable without high clearance, but tricky.