Camelback Mountain, Phoenix

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#1 of 12 in Nature in Central Arizona
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. Put Camelback Mountain and other Phoenix attractions into our Phoenix online trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Every time I visit Phoenix Scottsdale is my place. From my first visit in the 70.And let me say lot's of Chenge.But the vue of Camelback mountain is Still fantastic.  more »
  • We left at 8:45am and finished around 11:25am. We are active girls so it wasn’t too challenging but you need to pay attention to temperature and bring a backpack and water. We started with Echo Canyon...  more »
  • Great place for a short evening hike. Nights are usually clear and can see down to the city. I felt safe too as a single hiker.  more »

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