Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area


5950 N. Echo Canyon Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ

Phone: 602 261-8318

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Sunrise until sunset or 7 p.m., whichever comes first.

Type:
Active, Uniquely Here


10BEST Says

Outdoor Activities, Romantic Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: One of the most popular hiking trails in the valley is the Echo Canyon trail at Camelback Mountain. The Echo Canyon Recreation Area is made up of layered sandstone and comprises the "head" of Camelback Mountain. Prepare to catch of glimpse at some of the smaller animals of the Sonoran Desert, including cottontail rabbits, snakes, lizards, Harris antelope squirrels as well as a variety of birds. Rattlesnakes are also common on the trail. Native desert flora include saguaro, barrel, hedgehog, pincushion, jumping cholla, christmas, staghorn, cholla and prickly pear cacti. The Echo Canyon trails were recently upgraded with new restrooms and drinking fountains.

Free Things to Do: One of the most popular hiking trails in the valley is the Echo Canyon trail at Camelback Mountain. The Echo Canyon Recreation Area is made up of layered sandstone and comprises the "head" of Camelback Mountain. Prepare to catch of glimpse at some of the smaller animals of the Sonoran Desert, including cottontail rabbits, snakes, lizards, Harris antelope squirrels as well as a variety of birds. Rattlesnakes are also common on the trail. Native desert flora include saguaro, barrel, hedgehog, pincushion, jumping cholla, christmas, staghorn, cholla and prickly pear cacti.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Outdoor Activities, Romantic Things to Do, Free Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: "This is a busy hiking spot with very little parking. Carpooling to the area is recommended."

Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area offers one of the city's most quintessential urban hiking experiences. Hikers are rewarded with sweeping city views.

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Phoenix's most iconic natural landmark also happens to be one of the city's most romantic sunset viewing spots.

Best for Free Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities Because: Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation area is one of Phoenix's most iconic hiking spots.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Outdoor Activities, Romantic Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: One of the most popular hiking trails in the valley is the Echo Canyon trail at Camelback Mountain. The Echo Canyon Recreation Area is made up of layered sandstone and comprises the "head" of Camelback Mountain. Prepare to catch of glimpse at some of the smaller animals of the Sonoran Desert, including cottontail rabbits, snakes, lizards, Harris antelope squirrels as well as a variety of birds. Rattlesnakes are also common on the trail. Native desert flora include saguaro, barrel, hedgehog, pincushion, jumping cholla, christmas, staghorn, cholla and prickly pear cacti. The Echo Canyon trails were recently upgraded with new restrooms and drinking fountains.

Free Things to Do: One of the most popular hiking trails in the valley is the Echo Canyon trail at Camelback Mountain. The Echo Canyon Recreation Area is made up of layered sandstone and comprises the "head" of Camelback Mountain. Prepare to catch of glimpse at some of the smaller animals of the Sonoran Desert, including cottontail rabbits, snakes, lizards, Harris antelope squirrels as well as a variety of birds. Rattlesnakes are also common on the trail. Native desert flora include saguaro, barrel, hedgehog, pincushion, jumping cholla, christmas, staghorn, cholla and prickly pear cacti.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Outdoor Activities, Romantic Things to Do, Free Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: "This is a busy hiking spot with very little parking. Carpooling to the area is recommended."

Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area offers one of the city's most quintessential urban hiking experiences. Hikers are rewarded with sweeping city views.

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Phoenix's most iconic natural landmark also happens to be one of the city's most romantic sunset viewing spots.

Best for Free Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities Because: Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation area is one of Phoenix's most iconic hiking spots.

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