Best canyons in Phoenix

Check out the top canyons in Phoenix, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Camelback Mountain
1. Camelback Mountain
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524 local reviews
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
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Terry
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelbac…
Kelly
If you're looking for a great workout, hit the trails on Camelback Mountain. There are two challenging hiking…
Wayne
2 Trails: ECHO CANYON CHOLLA Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or clim…
1. Camelback Mountain
1. Camelback Mountain
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524 local reviews
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
Terry
Terry
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelback Mountain is perfect for a to…
Kelly
Kelly
If you're looking for a great workout, hit the trails on Camelback Mountain. There are two challenging hiking trails that go all the way to…
Wayne
Wayne
2 Trails: ECHO CANYON CHOLLA Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelback…
2. Canyon Lake
2. Canyon Lake
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27 local reviews
Canyon Lake
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James
One of the salt river lakes, Canyon lake is in Tonto National Forest. The drive is about 1 hour and the last …
Elaine
Stunning drive to get there and stunning views of the canyon that the reservoir sits in. Great place to swim, …
J. Scott
Canyon Lake is a beautiful 30 min drive. The lake is beautiful with large magnificant views of canyon walls &…
2. Canyon Lake
2. Canyon Lake
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27 local reviews
Canyon Lake
James
James
One of the salt river lakes, Canyon lake is in Tonto National Forest. The drive is about 1 hour and the last 30 minutes are a twisting road…
Elaine
Elaine
Stunning drive to get there and stunning views of the canyon that the reservoir sits in. Great place to swim, boat, jet ski and kayak. Jet s…
J. Scott
J. Scott
Canyon Lake is a beautiful 30 min drive. The lake is beautiful with large magnificant views of canyon walls & Mountain sheep can be seen on…
3. Echo Canyon Recreation Area
3. Echo Canyon Recreation Area
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49 local reviews
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Victor
Camelback Mountain is a mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The English name is derived from its shap…
John
Moderate to difficult hike...not to be underestimated. Bring plenty of water, and wear proper shoes. Do not hi…
Lisa
This is where you go to hike up one side on Camelback Mountain. We have hiked this and it is a challenge, but …
3. Echo Canyon Recreation Area
3. Echo Canyon Recreation Area
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49 local reviews
Victor
Victor
Camelback Mountain is a mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The English name is derived from its shape, which resembles the hump an…
John
John
Moderate to difficult hike...not to be underestimated. Bring plenty of water, and wear proper shoes. Do not hike after 9am in the hotter mon…
Lisa
Lisa
This is where you go to hike up one side on Camelback Mountain. We have hiked this and it is a challenge, but worth it if you are in good ph…
4. Tortilla Flat
4. Tortilla Flat
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33 local reviews
Tortilla Flat, Tortilla Flat
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Kenzie
I recommend driving along the Apache Trail, especially if you are out of state! The drive is beautiful and fu…
Julie
Take a day trip up to Canyon Lake. The views are stunning. Stop at the famous Tortilla Flat authentic remnan…
Chris
It's a few older buildings just a few miles past Canyon Lake. Nice scenic drive with a few shops, very small …
4. Tortilla Flat
4. Tortilla Flat
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33 local reviews
Tortilla Flat, Tortilla Flat
Kenzie
Kenzie
I recommend driving along the Apache Trail, especially if you are out of state! The drive is beautiful and full of cacti, canyons, and lake…
Julie
Julie
Take a day trip up to Canyon Lake. The views are stunning. Stop at the famous Tortilla Flat authentic remnant of an old west town. Have l…
Chris
Chris
It's a few older buildings just a few miles past Canyon Lake. Nice scenic drive with a few shops, very small museum and ice cream shop with…
5. The Dolly Steamboat
5. The Dolly Steamboat
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10 local reviews
16802 AZ-88, Apache Junction
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 480-827-9144
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Barbara
Sightseeing and Dinner Steamboat Cruises on Arizona's Beautiful Canyon Lake. Nestled in the heart of the Super…
Amber & Scott
This is a fun 2-3 hour boat ride on Canyon Lake. The views are beautiful with a chance to see some wild life. …
Kathy
Take a ride on the Dolly Steamboat in beautiful Canyon Lake It is breath taking!
5. The Dolly Steamboat
5. The Dolly Steamboat
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10 local reviews
16802 AZ-88, Apache Junction
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 480-827-9144
Barbara
Barbara
Sightseeing and Dinner Steamboat Cruises on Arizona's Beautiful Canyon Lake. Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lies spectac…
Amber & Scott
Amber & Scott
This is a fun 2-3 hour boat ride on Canyon Lake. The views are beautiful with a chance to see some wild life. To get there you drive though…
Kathy
Kathy
Take a ride on the Dolly Steamboat in beautiful Canyon Lake It is breath taking!
6. Saguaro Lake
6. Saguaro Lake
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46 local reviews
Saguaro Lake
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Victor
30 mins up the road is Saguaro Lake very scenic in the area is 4 peaks mountain region. Payson AZ is yet 60 m…
Julie
Beautiful spot where the lake is up against the canyon. Rent a boat and go to the end of the lake (about 1 mi…
Karen
Would highly recommend DESERT BELLE sightseeing cruise!! This two-level boat navigates through the desert ca…
6. Saguaro Lake
6. Saguaro Lake
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46 local reviews
Saguaro Lake
Victor
Victor
30 mins up the road is Saguaro Lake very scenic in the area is 4 peaks mountain region. Payson AZ is yet 60 mins up the road and right into…
Julie
Julie
Beautiful spot where the lake is up against the canyon. Rent a boat and go to the end of the lake (about 1 mile). Rent jet skis or take a …
Karen
Karen
Would highly recommend DESERT BELLE sightseeing cruise!! This two-level boat navigates through the desert canyons offering views of local …
7. Desert Canyon Golf Club
7. Desert Canyon Golf Club
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9 local reviews
10440 N Indian Wells Dr, Fountain Hills
Closed · Opens Wednesday 6:00 AM
+1 480-418-1325
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Macon
Desert Canyon Golf Club
7. Desert Canyon Golf Club
7. Desert Canyon Golf Club
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9 local reviews
10440 N Indian Wells Dr, Fountain Hills
Closed · Opens Wednesday 6:00 AM
+1 480-418-1325
Macon
Macon
Desert Canyon Golf Club
8. SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
8. SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
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13 local reviews
13100 Sunridge Dr, Fountain Hills
Closed · Opens Wednesday 6:00 AM
+1 480-837-5100
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Macon
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
8. SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
8. SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
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13 local reviews
13100 Sunridge Dr, Fountain Hills
Closed · Opens Wednesday 6:00 AM
+1 480-837-5100
Macon
Macon
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
9. Cholla Trailhead Camelback Mountain
9. Cholla Trailhead Camelback Mountain
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42 local reviews
6131 E Cholla Ln, Paradise Valley
Closed · Opens Wednesday 6:30 AM
+1 602-261-8318
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Lisa
WE have hiked this side of Camelback and it a a challenge. This summits at the same location as the Echo Canyo…
D
This is the backside entrance to Camelback Mountain. Good for a warm up to the peak and then you can go down t…
9. Cholla Trailhead Camelback Mountain
9. Cholla Trailhead Camelback Mountain
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42 local reviews
6131 E Cholla Ln, Paradise Valley
Closed · Opens Wednesday 6:30 AM
+1 602-261-8318
Lisa
Lisa
WE have hiked this side of Camelback and it a a challenge. This summits at the same location as the Echo Canyon Trail. Cholla Trail (the ‘ea…
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This is the backside entrance to Camelback Mountain. Good for a warm up to the peak and then you can go down the Echo Canyon Trail and walk …
10. Piestewa Peak
10. Piestewa Peak
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157 local reviews
Piestewa Peak, Phoenix
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Mary
'Stairmaster' hike that ends with an incredible 360 degree view. The second most popular hike in the state aft…
Scott
'Stairmaster' hike that ends with an incredible 360 degree view. The second most popular hike in the state aft…
10. Piestewa Peak
10. Piestewa Peak
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157 local reviews
Piestewa Peak, Phoenix
Mary
Mary
'Stairmaster' hike that ends with an incredible 360 degree view. The second most popular hike in the state after the Grand Canyon. If the lo…
Scott
Scott
'Stairmaster' hike that ends with an incredible 360 degree view. The second most popular hike in the state after the Grand Canyon. If the lo…
11. Pink Adventure Tours Scottsdale, AZ
11. Pink Adventure Tours Scottsdale, AZ
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2 local reviews
2727 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
Closed · Opens Wednesday 7:00 AM
(855) 298-3070
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Salpi
Amazing day trip to the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, or Sedona, known the worl…
11. Pink Adventure Tours Scottsdale, AZ
11. Pink Adventure Tours Scottsdale, AZ
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2 local reviews
2727 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
Closed · Opens Wednesday 7:00 AM
(855) 298-3070
Salpi
Salpi
Amazing day trip to the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, or Sedona, known the world over for its awesome red-roc…