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. Put Camelback Mountain and other Phoenix attractions into our Phoenix online trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Did this hike at 5am to avoid the crowds and see the sunrise. It was very challenging- wear proper shoes and bring headlamps if you are going up early. I was not expecting the amount of boulder... 
    Did this hike at 5am to avoid the crowds and see the sunrise. It was very challenging- wear proper shoes and bring headlamps if you are going up early. I was not expecting the amount of boulder...  more »
  • I would not do it in the summer. Trail all the way to the top, and parts can be difficult. At places it becomes narrow. Make sure you take plenty of water, even in the winter. 
    I would not do it in the summer. Trail all the way to the top, and parts can be difficult. At places it becomes narrow. Make sure you take plenty of water, even in the winter.  more »
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  • Great exercise and the day I went on a sunrise hike it rained on the way down which only added to the experience.
  • The room and property were great but the room had a smell

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