History of Echo Canyon, Utah

Echo Canyon, (Summit) begins near Echo Reservoir near the town of Echo. It is where Old Hwy 30 Echo Canyon Road and Echo Dam Road meet. Todays more recognizable junction would be the intersection of I-84 and I-80. Traveling east on I-80, the canyon ends near the town of Wahsatch, near the southwestern corner of Wyoming about 11 miles (17.702 km) west of Evanston. Echo creek flows through the canyon and drains southwest into the Weber River. Many travelers came through the canyon: it became a primary Indian and trapper's trail. Later pioneers passed along this road. The enitial wagon tracks down Echo Canyon were those of the 1846 Harlan-Young party. Shortly thereafter followed the doomed Donner-Reed party on their way to California (February/March 1847). 1847 saw the Mormons travel the same route. Others traveling through here were Johnson's Army in the (1850s) the Overland Stage, the Pony Express (1860), and finally the railroad.

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