This is a beautiful mountain that forms a very important landmark of the Metropolitan Phoenix. The name is derived from the fact that from a distance the shape of the mountain represents the hump of a kneeling camel. It is also the destination of the very famous Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area. The mountain is located between the Arcadia neighborhood of the city and the Paradise Valley town.
The park on this mountain comprises of:
- 2 hiking trails, namely the Echo Canyon Trail and the Cholla Trail. The trails are adventurous and challenging both given the dirt paths, rough terrains and the presence of boulders. Both the trails start from the foot of the mountain and merge in the peak of the mountain.
- The Praying Monk is a red sandstone formation which is used for hiking. It is named in such a way as the shape of it looks like a man kneeling to pray.
- The Winter Skiing resort is another attraction that you can look for in here.
This place was once known to be considered sacred by the Hohokam Culture that later abandoned this place in the 14th century. Many years later also at the time of establishing the recreation area the traces of many caves were found here.
Camelback Mountain Travel Tips
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as it involves a lot of walking and climbing here.
- Carry water and light snacks along with you.
- Apply sunscreen and wear hats and sunglasses.
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59.25% of people who visit Phoenix include Camelback Mountain in their plan
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37.86% of people start their Camelback Mountain visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 7 Hrs to see Camelback Mountain
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Camelback Mountain