Camelback Mountain - Phoenix, Arizona
I want to say what a great experience we had climbing the trail at Echo Canyon Park - to the top of Camelback Mountain, in the heart of the Phoenix metropolis.
It was a good hike that took us over 3 hours (we rested for an hour at the top). The guidebook told us it was going to be strenuous, and they weren't kidding. It was hot and steep, but so worth it. Parts of the trail were so steep that there were handrails to cling to. Other parts you had to use your hands to climb up the rocks.
Once you get to the top the views are incredible, and you can see 360 degrees, for miles around... all of the metropolitan area and then some. To the south is the Sky Harbor Airport. To the north were some really high priced homes in Paradise Valley.
Did you know there are about 187 golf courses in the greater Phoenix area? How many of them have you played?
This is a great place for a vacation, and I highly recommend climbing the mountain if you like to get outdoors and see the vistas.
If you're coming to Maui for a vacation, let me help you find the best views and hikes... call me.
Aloha from the Hunter - Georgina M. Hunter - Maui Realtor and e-Pro - 808 283-0635