Climbing the Mountain
Camelback Mountain rises in the center of the Valley of the Sun. Visible from all around the city of Phoenix, the park and trail are major attractions for visitors and locals alike. We parked on the road near the trail head and began our climb, two miles and 2700 feet..
Reaching the Top
Prepare for a long climb when you come to Camelback Mountain. We started the trail in the middle of winter wearing our ski jackets. By the time we stopped our shirts were more than sufficient against the cold. Those who try for the summit in the summer must be crazy and dehydrated. Often the path becomes a climb with foot and hand holds.