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Camelback Mountain

5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
602 256 3220
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Ranked #4 of 128 attractions in Phoenix
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Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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Medford, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

must do the big zipline- amazing, great feeling- the mountain coaster is a lot of fun will definitely go back to zip again and for segway tour(closed due to ice on trails) indoor water park under construction for 2015

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

While the trail is pretty crowded, climbing Camelback is a blast. My son and I climbed it when in Phoenix on vacation and had a great time. It's the perfect level of difficulty. Pretty tough, but not truly that dangerous. But you still need to be careful, as getting too close to the edge at the top could be very,... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great activity for the outdoor enthusiast, and I would recommend doing when visiting the area. It is not your typical nature-walk type "hike" but is an advanced, scrambling-rocks hike (which means using your full body, hands and arms, and sliding across/down/up rocks at points, particularly at the top towards the summit). It took us a little over... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The trail to go up to Camel back was incredible hard work…Do not take children with you to the last part …super dangerous…take a lot of water to drink….better do not go with shorts but light pants..hat…and lots of suncreams…be careful on your way down…we saw people falling down…a fantastic adventures and will do it again !!!!!

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Vancouver, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant, yet quite challenging + demanding hike. Don't try in flip flops or heels!!! 360 views from top are amazing. Last part of hike is more of rock climbing and quite challenging ... be careful! Start early to avoid highest heat, and for sure never go without water.

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Dallas, Texas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
65 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Having read all the other reviews I was expecting a tough hike and it was challenging but by no means impossible. Hike maybe an under statement as definitely more of a climb in places but well worth the view and the sense of achievement. Take water- even in February it was hot

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing views plus the signage (e.g. snakes, bees) and treacherous climbs are enough to make the average hiker a bit scared (which adds to the fun) so I'd recommend it.....but unlike me, leave your purse at home, bring plenty of water in a backpack so your hands are free if you trip and start your walk early! A fun and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Other than the Grand Canyon or Sedona...most people would comment and recognize this landmark...heck, you see it clearly when you fly in during daylight hours...so why not go check it out in person? You can walk around the base, and take cool photos or even wander up either trailhead...the parking and facilities and trail went through a major rennovation, so... More

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AZ
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206 reviews 206 reviews
40 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a short hike but be sure to come prepared. There is a fair amount of climbing and small children will need assistance getting over large rocks. Parts of the trail are not very well marked. One frequent hiker told us to follow the blue dots along the trail. Be sure to go early, as gets really crowded and... More

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Mesa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

if you are fit and well-prepared with water. Can be daunting if you are not in good shape and some hikers have to be airlifted regularly due to falls and injuries.

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