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Camelback Mountain

Phoenix, AZ 85018
+1 602-261-8318
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“echo canyon” (158 reviews)
“great hike” (205 reviews)
“great workout” (85 reviews)
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Camelback East
+1 602-261-8318
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I hiked this on a Tuesday around 10 am and it was pretty busy. It wasnt overly crowded but you never felt alone.It was definitely a challenging hike but very rewarding. The summit has beautiful views of the city and it is...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome hike but wear gloves - I wear weight lifting gloves so they are fingerless. Helps the hands/palms on way down especially since you're using your hands on the rocks constantly that are quite rough. Saves my hands and sons every time. Bring tons of...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

it's not too hard to hike. If you are a beginner. at the top you can enjoy 360 degree views of the city Don't hike during summer it is too hot! ,

Thank Cindy N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My sister and I hiked this mountain. First day using the Cholla trail and a few days later using Echo trail. Both difficult and totally different trails but so worth it. The views and the rock formation are unlike anything I have seen before.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've lived in the Valley of the Sun for 15 years. Hiked everywhere but never made it to Camelback. Took some visiting business associates, and this hike was tough! Lots of boulder climbing, which means jumping down on the way back. Light gloves would help...More

Thank Will S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A tough hike. Don't go in the heat. Tougher going down then up for me. Very popular. Busy parking lot.

Thank pukasch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Camelback mountain anchors Scottsdale's biggest mall, great restaurants and hotels, and the busiest streets. The hike is strenuous at the top and too many people misjudge its intensity. The views are incredible and helps to gain a perspective on the area for miles around. Just...More

Thank 62goodones
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went hiking up the Cholla trail for the first time in a couple years. It is a great hike with great 360 degree views of the city. At this time of the year, you definitely want to hike this early in the day before it...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Santa Fe style inside and out. Beautiful mountain views . Gardens with desert flowers blooming . Rooms comfortable beds and inviting . Beautiful resort property in the Scottsdale area. Close too lots of essential shopping and restaurants.

Thank Journeyman644
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect amount of time for a climb. 30-45 minutes to the top, multiple trails, not too technical and a great place to watch the sunrise. Get there early because parking is limited. Entire hike/ climb is self supported. One bottle of water to make it...More

Thank John H
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Fabio V
What if im still up there during after hours and parked my car inside the gate?
20 May 2017|
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Response from krysta w | Reviewed this property |
Nothing will happen but you would want to leave before they shut the gate so you can get out
What time is recommended for arrival?
21 January 2017|
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Response from tapper99 | Reviewed this property |
As soon after sunrise as possible. If you're driving and it's a weekend, parking can fill up quickly. And you beat the heat.
Do you have to have a tour guide? If not how much does it cost to climb on your own? Thanks!
8 June 2016|
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Response from Stacy S | Reviewed this property |
No tour guide! Free attraction and lots of locals climbing this for fitness daily!! Take water!!!!