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

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.

Attractions near the Convention Center: 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 recreation area was recently expanded for more accessible parking and trails.

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:

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

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

Best for Attractions near the Convention Center Because: Camelback Mountain is a Phoenix landmark and one of the best hiking spots in town.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

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.

Attractions near the Convention Center: 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 recreation area was recently expanded for more accessible parking and trails.

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:

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

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

Best for Attractions near the Convention Center Because: Camelback Mountain is a Phoenix landmark and one of the best hiking spots in town.

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