Camelback Mountain

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  • Address: Phoenix, Arizona, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature

Camelback Mountain - Review

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 Information

  • 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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  • Camelback Mountain Address: Phoenix, Arizona, USA, United States
  • Camelback Mountain Timing: 24-hrs
  • Camelback Mountain Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Camelback Mountain(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Camelback Mountain: 07:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Camelback Mountain

  • 95% of people who visit Phoenix include Camelback Mountain in their plan

  • 51.35% of people start their Camelback Mountain visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 7 Hrs to see Camelback Mountain

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94.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Camelback Mountain

People normally club together Desert Bontanical Garden and South Mountain while planning their visit to Camelback Mountain.

People also prefer to end their day with Camelback Mountain.

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Camelback Mountain, Phoenix Reviews

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  • I was recently in Scottsdale to help teach fellow trial lawyers how to help victims of truck collisions. The day before the seminar, I had some time to see the sights and was pleased that the hotel recommended I hike Camelback Mountain. The views are spectacular and it's a great workout. I strongly encourage you to visit if you're in the area.

  • This is a great hike. As others have mentioned, get here early. We arrived at 5:45 and parked in the lower lot. It is a steep, rocky hike, so wear appropriate shoes. Also bring plenty of water since it’s easy to get dehydrated.

  • Camelback Mountain is a great half day hike for people in pretty good shape. It takes from 45 minutes to 90 minutes to get to the top where there is a spectacular view of Phoenix and Scottsdale. Bring water if it’s a hot day you will need it. Try to hike in the early morning to avoid the excessive heat.

  • Such a cool hike. Didn’t quite make it to the top because of a recent knee surgery. Pretty intense climb!

  • A lot of fun and great view! Took us about two hours to go up the Echo side and then down the Cholla trail. Make sure you wear good hiking shoes, especially if you plan to go up the Echo trail (it's pretty steep and you have to climb over rocks, etc.). Bring a lot of water and it's also a good idea to go early in the morning so it's not blazing hot and super crowded!

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