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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

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Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone Number: 626 417 9882
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There are not many places in the US that you can have this type of experience in a major city. While not for the faint of heart this is a great hike with a stunning 360 degree... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are not many places in the US that you can have this type of experience in a major city. While not for the faint of heart this is a great hike with a stunning 360 degree view of Phoenix and its surrounding mountains. Expect an arid desert climate with a quick elevation gain. The majority of the trail is... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hike of Camelback Mountain. Be sure to bring lots of water and shoes with a good grip. Many loose pebbles on the trails. You can't beat the price. Rock looks best at sunset.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Royal Gorge half day trip in late July and the water was still pretty good! Our guide Newman was great and helped us have a great experience. Definitely will be returning for high water next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Challenging, steep hike not recommended for novices. Best to climb early in the day, and ensure ample water supply. Gorgeous views throughout. Endurance and technical skills will be increasingly tested as you approach the summit. We were turned back at elevation marker 31 of 36 by rescue workers attending to a heat stroke victim at the top--so take care to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Do not do this unless you are very fit...this is not a beginner's hike. It's a very busy attraction during the "less hot" months. Only go during the very early morning if you're going in summer and bring lots of water - a Camelback hydration pack is a great idea. Once you're at the top, take your time and enjoy... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My sister and I visited and hiked this on a whim - didn't expect the steep incline. It was a great view, and well worth the hour and a half hike time! Recommend for anyone, or families with older children. You won't want to carry a toddler up this one!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Definitely take the echo trail if you want to climb, some hiking as well. Save your knees on the way down, use the hand rails. Another tip, bring hiking gloves! Don't need them on the way up, but as the temperature heats up, everything gets hotter. Especially the hand rails on the way down! An orange or apple would've been... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with the technical aspect of this trail. I live in Denver so I'm used to hiking so But I was surprised how technical this trail was. I wish I would have brought my hiking boots! Great trail with great 360 degree views! Bring lots of water and be prepared to scramble the majority of the trail.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This was our first time doing a desert hike so we took it easy and did the small loop (Bobby's Rock) at the very beginning and then a short distance up the trail head. It was gorgeous! The recreational area is nice but there isn't much to it. There are a few benches and some maps. It was perfect for... More 

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1 Thank Brittany W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Seriously, do not attempt this hike without water. Stick the bottle in your tank top when you need both hands. Eat breakfast before. Start at sunrise or soon after, if you can. It gets really busy, too. Try going on a weekday. If you like hiking, you need to try this one. It is a wonderful view from the top!

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