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Camelback Mountain, Phoenix

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#1 of 11 in Nature in Central Arizona
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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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  • My teammate invited me and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. This was challenging for me and I've always been a active guy. It's no walk in the park. I highly and I mean highly recommend bringing a ...  more »
  • Go early!!!...to beat the heat. Be prepared with lots of water, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and good fitness level. The trail is challenging especially since there's not much shade. This is a very p...  more »
  • My friend visited me from Virginia and wanted to hike Camelback Mountain. I got to admit that I was bit scared. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the spectacular view. On our way down ...  more »

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