High clearance vehicles with all-wheel-drive are recommended.
The Echo Park Road is a 14 mile (23 km) unpaved road that starts along Harpers Corner Road and ends at the Echo Park Campground. Due to the clay soil, the road is not passable when wet or covered with snow. Always check the weather before driving the Echo Park Road.
For those hoping to get a close-up look at Dinosaur's geology, Echo Park Road offers a unique perspective. As the road descends, beautiful rock layers tower above historic sites, such as the Chew Ranch and petroglyphs at Pool Creek. At Echo Park Campground, visitors are treated to a spectacular view of Steamboat Rock surrounded by canyons. A short walking trail leads to the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers.
This unpaved road is not suitable for RVs and trailers. High-clearance vehicles and four-wheel-drive (4WD) are strongly recommended. The road is graded, but there are several dry wash crossings and a steep descent down a series of switchbacks at the start of the road.
Food, fuel, restrooms, and supplies are not available along this road. Cell phone service is not reliable. The primitive Echo Park Campground, located at the end of the 14 mile (23 km) road, offers vault toilets, picnic tables, and potable water when weather allows. Visitors must pack out all trash.