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Camelback Mountain, Phoenix

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Named for its peculiar shape, Camelback Mountain is one of the city's most popular and recognizable landmarks. Once a sacred site of the prehistoric Hohokam Indians, the mountain today features two hiking trails that ascend the 390 m (1,280 ft) peak: the Echo Canyon trail stretches 1.9 km (1.2 mi), and the Cholla trail covers the climb in 2.3 km (1.4 mi). Getting to the top will reward you with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, however both trails are steep and difficult. For a more relaxed visit, enjoy a picnic in one of the mountain's recreational areas, where you might spy lizards, snakes, and birds. Pay special attention while walking, as many rattlesnakes inhabit the area. Using our online itinerary creator, Phoenix attractions like Camelback Mountain can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Went hiking up the Cholla trail for the first time in a couple years. It is a great hike with great 360 degree views of the city. At this time of the year, you definitely want to hike this early in th...  more »
  • Old Santa Fe style inside and out. Beautiful mountain views . Gardens with desert flowers blooming . Rooms comfortable beds and inviting . Beautiful resort property in the Scottsdale area. Close too l...  more »
  • Perfect amount of time for a climb. 30-45 minutes to the top, multiple trails, not too technical and a great place to watch the sunrise. Get there early because parking is limited. Entire hike/ climb ...  more »