Echo Canyon & Beyond
North Summit County
Echo Canyon is 24 miles long and named from the sounds that reverberate off the high cliff sides. Back in 1859, a single gunshot was counted 21 times. The trail through Echo Canyon was used by many- from Native Americans to Mormon Pioneers to Silver Miners as their way to descend into the Salt Lake Valley. It is now known as Hwy 80. Take a driving tour through Echo Canyon, stopping at various historical points along the way. Marvel at the striking rock formations, including The Witches, The Devils Post Office and Monument Rock. Other points of interest include the Echo Church and Cemetery in the town of Echo, the Pony Express Station and Castle Rock (Brigham Young’s campsite in 1847) at exit #185 off of Hwy 80. For more information about the area, click below to listen or pick up an Echo Canyon Driving Guide at the Historical Society Museum.
Enjoy a home cooked meal at Denise’s Home Plate – the chicken & ribs plate is a local favorite!
Hire a guide to try your skill at fly-fishing for the abundant brown trout along the Weber River. Or, stop at Echo Dam and Reservoir for a picnic lunch and another try with the fishing pole. Latest fishing reports from Echo Reservoir state the fishing is good for small bass, perch and rainbow trout.
Adventure Location Information
Historical Society Museum
Guide to the Lincoln Highway