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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

4925 E McDonald Dr, Phoenix, Arizona 85018 USA

  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • No Wifi
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“The head of the camel”

Camelback Mountain gets its name from the unique silhouette it casts on the Valley skyline. The "head" of the mountain, where Echo Canyon Trailhead is located, is made up of relatively soft layered sandstone. The "humps" are primarily composed of much harder and older granite. Contrasting rates of erosion created the dramatic camel-like slopes.

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Lesli Peterson

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January 11, 2022
Rated 5.0

We've ranked the Echo Canyon Trail as one of the best hiking trails around the Phoenix area with amazing views. Steep, but worth it!

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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

4925 E McDonald Dr
Phoenix, Arizona
85018 USA

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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