Echo Amphitheater

Echo Amphitheater, Abiquiu: Address, Echo Amphitheater Reviews: 4.5/5

Echo Amphitheater
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Allison
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Exceeded my expectations. The park is officially “closed” but anyone can walk right in. The park had an old, abandoned vibe which I loved, a wonderful man was playing a drum and chanting in the parking lot and we could hear the echoing of the drums in the amphitheater, incredible !
Written May 10, 2021
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KEP12538
Hyde Park, NY295 contributions
Friends
We needed a get out and stretch your legs stop and this was the perfect outing regardless of COVID times and not being able to use the facilities.
The painted cliffs surrounding the (paved) walk up to the amphitheater do not disappoint as the sun hits different parts and turns the walls various shades.
Try your hand at a making an echo or sing a song. It sends shivers down ones spine! Nature at it’s finest...
Written April 3, 2021
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scottholly505
Albuquerque, NM38 contributions
Family
JUst a short walk on a concrete sidewalk to the center of this lovely site. Looks like it's handicapped accessible all the way. Many covered picnic tables. A lovely spot full of unique landforms that is probably best in early morning or late afternoon!
Written July 24, 2014
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newriverites
New River, AZ41 contributions
You can't even whisper here and your words come back in an astounding echo. This small National Monument is not to be missed. As you enter the amphitheater your minds connects to the ancients who walked before you. You feel hushed, and then you get surprised when even your whispers "talk" out loud in every echo--it is truly amazing. And what a neat little campground--everything was so clean as well. It is also, from my shutterbug point of view, a wonderful photography opportunity!
Written September 15, 2015
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richardsJ1886ZO
Albuquerque, NM78 contributions
Yes, it really does echo. From the parking area (fee $2), walk up a path towards the cliff and yell to your heart's content.
Written November 27, 2019
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ColoJo38
Denver, Colorado17 contributions
Couples
The walk up to the amphitheater is beautiful in itself. New Mexico must take pride in its parks in this area. So well maintained with many amenities. The echoes you create in this setting are fun.
There are very nice camping facilities and a picnic area at the base of the area. If I remember correctly, the day pass is $3 or $1 for Golden Pass holders.
Written September 17, 2014
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Steve154913
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada41 contributions
Couples
Very pretty natural amphitheater great for a quick stop. Parking, picnicking and washrooms available.
Written November 12, 2019
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Violette54
Payson, AZ3,769 contributions
Located among the sandstone cliffs of New Mexico in Georgia O'Keeffe Country, the Echo Amphitheater is now known for its unique echoing auditory properties, but also supposedly carries the stains of wild west killings. According to the legends, the high curved sandstone cliff wall was the site where a group of Navajo executed a family of settlers. As the story goes, the victims were brought to the top of the cliff and killed, their blood running down the cliff wall and permanently staining it. Possibly in response to this legend, another story says that years later a number of Navajo were in turn murdered in the same spot, once again staining the cliff wall with their draining blood. Now the natural echoing caused by the site’s geography is often ascribed to the voices of the unquiet dead.
There seems to be little to no truth to the tales, but the colorful sandstone itself may have inspired the myths. Running in red vertical stripes down the otherwise horizontally stratified cliff wall, are streaks of mineral varnish that resemble blood.
Today, the Echo Amphitheater sees a steady stream of campers, hikers, and picnicers coming to enjoy this quiet shady area. It is no longer maintained so please respect it. The entrance is about 17-miles west of Abiquiú. There are camping and restroom facilities. Pets on a leash, please.
Written August 14, 2019
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Bigred4414
Cambria, CA76 contributions
Couples
Nice stop. Take a break from your drive and check this out. Walking trail and restroom there for you. Easy walk and worth the stop. Have Fun ! !
Written June 16, 2018
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maximman
Cedar Park, Texas55 contributions
Family
This place was amazing. It's so cool to experience the wonders that we have right in our backyard. Easy hike to the echo spot. Easy hike to get to the top of the rocks also. Bathrooms available on site.
Written March 19, 2017
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