Camelback Mountain, the premier
Phoenix landmark, looking north-northwest from the Papago Buttes.
From this viewpoint, it is hard to tell that you are in the midst of about 3.4 million
Tilted layers of red rocks (Camel's Head
Formation, forming the "head" of the reclining "Camel") can be
seen on the left (west) end, lying on a much larger and higher mass (the
"Camel's" hump) of .
Summit elevation is 2704 ft (824 m) -- the peak rises about 1600 ft (488 m)
above the elevation of downtown Phoenix.
Camelback Mountain is one of the most prominent peaks in the , and hosts a number of the valley's most famous resorts around its base,
including Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, the Camelback Inn, the Royal
Palms, and The Phoenician.
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