Camelback Mountain Tours

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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.

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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.
Address: Paradise Valley 85253, USA
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Half-Day Phoenix Highlights Tour

Enjoy an introduction to Phoenix's historic attractions and popular spots during this half-day sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Riding in air-conditioned comfort through this fast-growing city in the Sonoran Desert, drive by highlights such as the Arizona State Capitol building, Wrigley Mansion, Senator Barry Goldwater’s former estate and the Arizona Biltmore. Admire natural treasures including Camelback Mountain and South Mountain Park, and have time to browse shops in Scottsdale’s Old Town. You'll learn from your guide about the region’s history, Native American culture, wildlife and landmarks.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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