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Camelback Mountain Tours

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Camelback Mountain
Overview
Visible throughout most of Phoenix, Camelback Mountain rises 2,704 feet (824 meters) above the Sonoran Desert. The red sandstone formation gets its name from its resemblance to a resting camel, and it’s one of the metro area’s most popular spots for hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor adventures.

The Basics

Hikers from around the world come to Phoenix to summit Camelback Mountain. The peak is accessible via two trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla. While each hike is less than 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) out and back, they’re both strenuous, with steep ascents and scrambles over large boulders. Travelers who aren’t up for the climb can get some of the best views of the mountain from Old Town Scottsdale (the perfect setting for a Segway tour) or from a hot air balloon ride high above the Sonoran Desert.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Camelback Mountain is a must-visit for experienced hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Remember to wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the trails offer little shade.
  • Dogs are prohibited on the trails.
  • Restrooms are available at the Echo Canyon trailhead off East McDonald Drive.
  • How to Get There
  • Camelback Mountain is located 20 minutes outside of downtown Phoenix. The easiest way to get there is by car; take East McDonald Drive to the Echo Canyon Trailhead or Cholla Lane in Paradise Valley to the Cholla Trailhead.
When to Get There
Hiking trails on Camelback Mountain are open from dawn to dusk throughout the year. The best season for hiking is between November and April, when daily highs rarely reach the low 80s. Hot air balloon rides generally depart at either sunrise or sunset for the most colorful views.

Wildlife of Camelback Mountain
Despite its urban setting, Camelback Mountain provides a habitat to numerous native species, including the desert tortoise, cottontail rabbits, chuckwalla lizards, and rattlesnakes. Also keep an eye out for native Arizona flora like mesquite and palo verde trees, and saguaro, cholla, and prickly pear cacti.
Address: Paradise Valley 85253, USA
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Sunrise Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

Sunrise Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

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Wake up early to experience a Sonoran Desert sunrise, and transform it into a story by seeing it from a birds-eye view. This hot air balloon ride from Phoenix takes you into the air with a professional guide who will narrate your trip. You’ll learn about the wildlife and history of this unique desert, then celebrate with Champagne and breakfast hors d’oeuvres.
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Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

Sunset Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

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Soar gently into the desert sunset on a hot air balloon. This experience will stay with you long after the concluding reception has finished, the champagne toast has been drunk, and the gourmet hors d’oerves have been nibbled. Your pilot will carefully plan a flight path based on weather conditions, giving you a safe and exciting ride over the Sonora Desert and metro Phoenix.
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Awesome Instagram Tour of Phoenix

Awesome Instagram Tour of Phoenix

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We start the trip off at a meeting point where you can leave your car & relax in ours. First we will take you to the desert. We park & walk less than 10 minutes to get some shots out in the open. You will get beautiful pictures next to our native Saguaro cacti that can only be found in Arizona's beautiful Sonoran Desert. All photos are shot on a professional Canon camera, no grainy phone photos! Next we head to the most picturesque street in all of Phoenix. We will set you up with a breathtaking view of Phoenix's famous Camelback Mountain as your background. Truly epic! Next we grab the best cup of Coffee/Tea in Phoenix. This place is an absolute local favorite & it wont take you long to understand why! 1 drink is provided per guest on us. Finally we head to a perfect little pink adobe house for the ultimate modern Southwest shot! We will provide you with a link to your photos within 3 days & we'll part ways! Happy Instagramming
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Private Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

Private Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix

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Soar out over the Sonoran Desert in a hot air balloon on this tour that’s just for you. It will just be you, your friends and your pilot gently floating above the desert landscape. See the plants and spot wildlife that flourish in the desert from your vantage point high above. This sunrise tour is the perfect special occasion activity or a way to make memories with friends.
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Half-Day Phoenix Highlights Tour

Half-Day Phoenix Highlights Tour

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Enjoy an introduction to Phoenix's historic attractions and popular spots during this half-day sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Riding in air-conditioned comfort through this fast-growing city in the Sonoran Desert, drive by highlights such as the Arizona State Capitol building, Wrigley Mansion, Senator Barry Goldwater’s former estate, and the Arizona Biltmore. Admire natural treasures including Camelback Mountain and South Mountain Park, and have time to browse shops in Scottsdale’s Old Town. Learn about the region’s history, Native American culture, wildlife, and landmarks from your guide.
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Phoenix Round Trip Private Airport-Hotel Transfer

Phoenix Round Trip Private Airport-Hotel Transfer

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Schedule your transfers in advance so you don't have to worry or be late to start your vacation or to begin your business trip. Reliable transportation that you can count on. First class limo/car service Professional, friendly and knowledgeable chauffeurs On-time, reliable and clean vehicles - inspected daily. Friendly, FBI background checked chauffeurs driving commercially insured vehicles.
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Car Service - Phoenix Sky Harbor to/from Your Hotel - One Way

Car Service - Phoenix Sky Harbor to/from Your Hotel - One Way

Schedule your transfers in advance so you don't have to worry or be late to start your vacation or to begin your business trip. Reliable transportation that you can count on. First class limo/car service Professional, friendly and knowledgeable chauffeurs On-time, reliable and clean vehicles - inspected daily. Friendly, FBI background checked chauffeurs driving commercially insured vehicles.
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Custom Private City Tour of Phoenix

Custom Private City Tour of Phoenix

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Explore Phoenix with your own private guide on a half-day tour that can be customized for your group of up to five people. In consultation with your guide, create an itinerary for 3-6 hours to spend time in downtown Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, or other highlights of the metro Phoenix region such as Arizona State University, the Arizona Biltmore, or the Capitol area.
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Private Phoenix and Scottsdale Half-Day City Tour

Private Phoenix and Scottsdale Half-Day City Tour

Explore the famous architecture, modern art, and desert views that make the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale such a magical sight. This half-day tour showcases the city's tremendous diversity of culture, scenery, and history, set against the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert. Your pickup begins your excursion to explore the historic Arizona State Capitol building, Old Town Scottsdale, the incredible architecture of the "Jewel of the Desert" at the Arizona Biltmore, and one of the beautiful mountain parks in the Valley.
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Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip

Small-Group or Private Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip

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Take in the highlights of Phoenix and Scottsdale, the largest cities in the Sonoran Desert, during this tour with a knowledgeable guide. Discover history and architecture in downtown Phoenix, at the Arizona State Capitol, Arizona Biltmore and more. Learn how Phoenix has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Neighboring Scottsdale features a vibrant downtown district full of local businesses and cultural events. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

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Take in gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert and feel like you’re floating on a cloud during an exhilarating hot air balloon ride from Phoenix. You’ll experience the perfect start to your day followed by Champagne breakfast. Each flight lasts about an hour, with optional round-trip transport from your hotel.
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Afternoon Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

Afternoon Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

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The Sonora Desert is at its best light at sunset. See the desert beauty from above with this sunset ride in a hot air balloon under the skilled guidance of your FAA certified pilot. Be treated to views of the desert plants and wildlife as day changes into night. Following the trip, land in the desert and celebrate your adventure with champagne and hors d’oeuvres.
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