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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

#17 of 230 things to do in Phoenix Features Animals
5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 261-8318
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Climb to the Top for a view you will never forget!

This is a difficult hike, climbing over bolders and sometimes up steep inclines. But, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scottsdale, az
Best rafting trip!

We took two rafting trips with this company- a family one with our 8 year old and then our teenage... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Markel M
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“great hike” (22 reviews)
“bring water” (17 reviews)
5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Camelback East
(602) 261-8318
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a difficult hike, climbing over bolders and sometimes up steep inclines. But, the experience and the view from the top is something you will never forget. Take your time,,,just make it to the top.

Thank DTRScottsdale_az
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took two rafting trips with this company- a family one with our 8 year old and then our teenage sons took a separate, more difficult one the next day. This company has it down to a science in terms of professionalism, customer service, safety,...More

1  Thank Markel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike is worth it! Once you get to the top you can experience the entire view of the city below. Such an awesome view and a great hike. Take lots of water and wear sunglasses or a hat. Not for the unfit but doable...More

Thank adenningmann
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A challenging trail that should only be attempted if you are an intermediate or experienced hiker. I managed to hike 90% of the trail before I felt like I was going to pass out either from increase in elevation or from the exertion climbing over...More

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My family of five completed the Echo Canyon Hike this past week. It is not an easy hike, but highly rewarding once you complete it. Start in the AM, earlier the better, the nice thing about Echo is that you are in the shade for...More

Thank Briwpg
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is my favorite hike around Scottsdale. Its a challenge for sure, even for someone in good shape, but the views at the top are well worth it! Get there as early as you can, because parking is very limited.

Thank foodiesrcool
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This park is amazing. A gem on the outside of the city Travel to the top of the the trail for a 360 view of the area.

Thank Caron01
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Be prepared to hike one of the toughest trails in the area. You cannot drink enough water to replace what you will lose when you get about half way up. Deep terrain make this expert level and not for out of shape hikers. The views...More

Thank Pete A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great views of the surrounding areas validate this absolutely brutal climb. The steepness really picks up around 2/3 of the way up the mountain, so it's a nice place to turn around for more casual hikers.

Thank brnxbombers
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We took off a little late but the weather wasn't too hot with a nice breeze. We only went to the saddle back part of the hike but it was fine for a pregnant lady. The view is still spectacular.

Thank Paul O
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12 August 2017|
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Response from Denise G | Reviewed this property |
We used Performance Tours Inc. performancetours. com 970-453-0661 or 1-800-329-RAFT. Ryan Charbonneau was our guide and he was awesome!!
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12 March 2017|
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Response from Mari O | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants water and a water machine with water bottles but it only takes coins or bills no credit cards