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Camelback Mountain

Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
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$70*
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Phoenix / Valley Area Highlights
94%
Ranked #5 of 224 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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Type: Mountains, Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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THORNHILL, ONTARIO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Its a fabulous walk but I wouldn't do this during the middle of the day, its too hot. Generally go first thing in the morning like 8 a.m. to avoid the heat.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic hike up and around Camelback Mountain. While my husband was attending business meetings, I left him a note and said I was going to climb a mountain! What a hike to take in Phoenix - if you like to hike, take a challenge and see gorgeous views, this is the place to go in Phoenix. If you don't have... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had an absolute blast "climbing" Camelback last weekend. Make sure you allot enough time. We went pretty slow with breaks and it took us about 2 hours to get up and 1 hour to get down. (No breaks on the way down) Also- make sure you dress appropriately and bring a couple of bottle waters.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A great morning's climb, conveniently close to Scottsdale- Very tough, physically and technically but the reward of fantastic views and a thousand calories of American food burned off. Take sturdy shoes and be careful not to slip!

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

What a great name!! and it is very interesting as a place - quite unusual and with many types of cacti and lots of little rodents running around. Enjoyed the place.

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Robinson, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We started up this mountain in the heart of Phoenix about 9:30 am. Still cool. Did not have water. Although you need tennis shoes or hiking boots, we did not have regular athletic cloths...just jeans and t-shirt. Only made it up 1/2 mile, but the view was amazing and well worth it. The rest was for more spry and agile... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We walked up the back side of the mountain (Chollah Trail - closer to Scottsdale) which was MUCH easier than the trek up the Echo Trail side. We also got a great view of the sunrise from that side of the mountain. The hike itself is not hard - we were wearing running shoes and work out clothes - but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Camelback is great if you are staying in the city and don't want to go shopping. It gives you a chance to get some exercise by climbing up this mountain, at your own pace. There are some easy paths but there are some quite challenging areas. But bring a small camera with you so you can take pictures of the... More 

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Dallas, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I liked everything about this hike. It was actually more challanging than I expected. Much of it was like climbing a 120 story building with half the steps being two steps high. Definitely helped me realize how out of shape I am.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Gorgeous view at the top. STRONGLY recommend wearing good shoes!! You don't necessarily need 'hiking' boots, but good runners for sure. Bring lots of water, there are only fountains near the parking lot. Steep in some areas, some bouldering required. Free parking; arriving earlier in the day is better - tends to get busier later in the day. Was a... More 

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