Echo Canyon and Sarah Deming Canyon Loop is a 8.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Willcox, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
Also known as "The Big Loop" and traverses multiple connecting trails in the Chiricahua NM. Begin at the Echo Canyon trailhead, connect to Upper Rhyolite Canyon, then to Sarah Deming, to the Heart of Rocks Loop, pass the Big Balanced Rock to Inspiration Point (the walk on Inspiration Point adds 1 mile to his loop hike), then continue to Mushroom Rock and end via Ed Riggs to complete the loop.
The road to the trail head had snow on the shoulder. The trail had snow and ice on the north side. The views are worth the two hour drive and the cooler weather. Late January. Great area.
Beautiful trail. Short climb at the beginning. Took a couple spur trails. Don't pass the Heart of Rocks, work the extra miles.