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 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 […]