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Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain is an iconic mountain visible throughout most of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Towering over the city at 2,704 feet (824 meters) above sea level, the mountain was named after its very obvious resemblance to a resting camel. Features include unique sheer red sandstone cliffs and a variety of desert wildlife, including rock squirrels, gila monsters, javelinas, coyotes and grey foxes. These natural wonders make the mountain a very popular spot for hiking and rock climbing.

Although it is possible to hike to the top of Camelback, both trails are a strenuous undertaking and are only recommended for advanced hikers. Echo Canyon Recreation Area does, however, offer two easier options. Near the camel’s “head” is another popular rock formation known as The Praying Monk. Like Camelback, this formation is made of red sheer sandstone rock and named after its appearance, as the 100-foot-tall (30-meter-tall) formation vaguely resembles the image of a man kneeling in prayer. The Praying Monk is popular among rock climbers and maintains permanent anchor bolts for belay rope.

Practical Info

Camelback Mountain is located in the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area, toward the northern end of the Phoenix metropolitan area between the neighborhood of Arcadia and city of Paradise Valley.

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Half-Day Phoenix Highlights Tour, Phoenix, null
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Half-Day Phoenix Highlights Tour

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Travel in air-conditioned comfort around the fascinating city of Phoenix. See the Old and New West as you visit the State Capitol, Camelback Mountain,the ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.99
Sunrise Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix, Phoenix, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Sunrise Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

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Enjoy a scenic hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert viewing 1000's of species of flora, fauna, and wildlife. At altitude touring the majestic views ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix, Phoenix, Balloon Rides
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Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

This scenic hot air balloon ride takes you over the Sonoran Desert at sunset. Majestic views include McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Camelback Mountain, and ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Private Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix, Phoenix, Balloon Rides
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Private Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

Have a hot air balloon all to yourself and a private party of up to five adults. Celebrate a special occasion and be treated with first-class service while a ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $299.50

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