Looking southeast, this view shows the west end of Camelback
Mountain, from the summit of Squaw Peak in the Phoenix Mountains
Preserve. In the foreground are rocks. Visible across the
residential areas in the valley (parts of Phoenix and Paradise Valley)
are reddish rocks that form a number of scenic
sheer cliffs. These in turn sit on a larger mass of Precambrian ,
which forms the summit of Camelback Mountain, just behind them. The contact between the two formations represents over 1 billion
years of missing time!
Camelback Mountain is technically part of the ; the whole range is a typical set of mountains.