Echo Amphitheatre Near Abiquiu NM

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty

I was driving back from Tierra Amarrilla NM today and I took a few minutes to stop off at the Echo Amphitheatre near Abiquiu NM.

Echo Amphitheatre near Abiquiu NM

When you're driving south on 84 from Tierra Amarrilla you come around a corner and see prominent sandstone cliffs. The Echo Amphitheatre is located there.

Covered Picnic Areas at Echo Amphitheatre

There's a nice big parking lot and some picnic areas near the lot which makes this an ideal pit stop if you're driving between Chama or Pagosa Springs and Albuquerque. 

The trail to the amphitheatre is paved and relatively flat most of the way. However, near the end there are a few somewhat steep stairs. The altitude here is close to a mile and a half, so you might get a little winded.

 

The Stairs at Echo Amphitheatre

It's worth the hike however, because once you get back to the amphitheatre it's not only cool to look at, but it's cool to say something and hear it echo.

This photo show a closeup of the staining on the sandstone wall. The staining comes from minerals in the water runoff from above.

Stains on the Sandstone Cliff at Echo Amphitheatre 

The walk back to the parking lot was scenic too.

View from the Echo Amphitheatre

Here's a nice shot of the sandstone cliffs.

Sandstone Cliffs at Echo Amphitheatre

Well, it was time to hit the road again and get back to Albuquerque. What did all of this have to do with Albuquerque Real Estate? Not much really, it's just about beautiful New Mexico.

Echo Amphitheatre Near Abiquiu NM

Comments (3)

Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Nice post Rich!  Amazing geology...I love New Mexico.

Oct 17, 2010 05:30 PM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Beautiful formations!  There are some very close to my house that are similar.  So amazing they implemented an amphitheater in the mountains!

Oct 18, 2010 03:29 AM
Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque

Get well soon. Here's a picture from near TA. I was way back in the country east of downtown (ha ha) TA when I took it.

Los Brazos near Tierra Amarilla

Oct 20, 2010 02:33 PM