LENGTH: 6-8+ hours
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear, Ascending Gear, Extra ropes
RAPPELS: Many. See description for rope information.
WATER: Generally quite a bit, wetsuit recommended in all conditions.
SEASON: Summer, Fall
Ok, enough with the warning. This is a lovely canyon for the expert canyoneer. The park service does not allow making the final rappel from Echo Canyon down to Weeping Rock for visitor safety concerns, so you have to re-ascend the canyon. Re-ascending is physical in spots, and tiring, but worth the effort.
If you like Middle Echo, I would describe Lower Echo as substantially better. Very sculpted in spots with cavernous rooms and dark sections. This is one not to be missed if you have the skills.