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The west end of Camelback Mountain, from Squaw Peak, in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

   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.
   See the GeoHistory page if you want to know more about why the landscape looks the way it does, or return to the map of "The Rocks of the Valley of the Sun" for more view locations.
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  You can discover more about Camelback Mountain by viewing its photo sequence of 7 scenes.  You can also download a FREE GeoStory™ about Camelback called "Landmark" (as a PDF <.5MB).

  This is the last of 4 different views in this "Squaw Peak" sequence.
  You can also see Camelback Mountain in the distance from the summit of Black Mountain, in Carefree / Cave Creek.

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