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Camelback Mountain, Phoenix

Camelback Mountain - Phoenix, Arizona
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Camelback Mountain
5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018Map
+1 602 602 261 8318
Neighborhood: East Valley
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Phoenix’s most famous landmark resembles a dromedary camel in repose. The urban mountain challenges hikers with a rugged but rewarding trek to its largest, 2,700-foot “hump.” The most popular route to the summit, out of Echo Canyon, is short at only 2.4 miles round trip, but take it from us—it's steep. Even with the handrail that aids hikers on arduous stretches, this excursion is not for beginners. Parking at the trailhead tends to be scarce, since rock climbers also use the Echo Canyon area (Praying Monk is a popular climb). The view from the top, however, is worth the wait—and the work. Paradise Valley

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