Archive for the 'Park Information' Category

Echo Canyon Trail Closure

Summit Trail Closed Till The Fall Many Echo Canyon (Summit Trail) regulars are familiar with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department plans to improve the parking situation at the Echo Canyon trailhead.  If you were not aware of this initiative, take a moment to read our post about the Camelback Parking Improvements. What some hikers […]

Camelback Parking Improvements

The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation is looking to improve the parking situation at the trail-head for the Echo Canyon trail. The idea is not only to increase the number of parking spots but also lower congestion, protect the park and improve safety. This is a long awaited action that avid Echo Canyon trail hikers have […]

Official Camelback Shuttle

“Official” Shuttle Considered to Clear Parking Congestion at Camelback Mountain – Echo Canyon Trail As we discussed back in May 2011, the Phoenix Parks and Rec board held an open house to receive possible recommendations for improving the parking situation on the Echo Canyon side of Camelback Mountain. Yesterday the parks board met again to […]

Parks Rules & Regulations

For a picture of the city of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Official Park Regulations Sign see below. Many out of town visitors are unfamiliar with the Echo Canyon Park rules and regulations. Here is a list of them for use when visiting the park for hiking, rock climbing or simply sight-seeing. Warning For All Patrons: […]

Parking for Cholla Trail

Parking for Cholla Trail is much more abundant than Echo Canyon, however you must walk at least a quarter mile from wherever you park. The parking is along the west side of 64th street right by the fence that separates the Phoenician Golf Course. There is also some available parking scattered in the side-streets to […]

Parking for Echo Canyon

For those who have been to hike the Echo Canyon trail during peak season (Oct-Apr) you know that parking can be a bit of a hassle. On May 12, 2011 the Phoenix Parks & Recreation Board held an open house to work out how to correct this issue. Typically during these busy times park rangers […]

April Fool’s Sunset Hike Photos

Here are some pictures from a late afternoon hike on April 1st 2011. You can get a good feel for the intensity of the Echo Canyon Trail. Hiking at dusk is a great time to hike Echo Canyon, just be sure you bring a light or start heading down way before it gets as dark […]

Camelback Trails

Pictured below are trail maps for all 4 trails on Camelback Mountain. Please note the trail outlines are general guides and are not exact reflections of each bend or turn in the trail.  Be sure to note trail signs and do not venture off main paths. For more maps and photos of the trail be […]

Camelback Maps

Below are both a Google map and trail map of Echo Canyon. The specific location address is 5700 N. Echo Canyon Parkway, about 10 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix. From a general vicinity standpoint, Camelback Mountain rests between both Camelback Road and McDowell Drive as well as between 44th and 64th street. For a more […]

Live Webcam View – Camelback Mountain

Pictured below is a live feed of the south east side of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. This webcam image is updated every 5 minutes and is provided courtesy of Phoenix Region Visibility Web Cameras.  Click on the image below to go to the official website. You will also find various other mountain webcams including […]