Where to see the Praying Monk of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix

On the northwest side of the head section of Camelback Mountain, there is an interesting rock formation that people have dubbed “Praying Monk.” Once you see it, you’ll know why.

View of a rock formation in Scottsdale, AZ. Praying monk formation is visible.
If you look closely on the left side of this rock formation you can see an interesting rock column sticking up.
close up shot of praying monk rock formation
Here is a zoomed in shot to help you see the praying monk formation a little more clearly.
Close up shot of rock formation dubbed the Praying Monk
Here is an even closer look. Unfortunately, the closer you get, the less it looks like a praying monk.

Want to see the Praying Monk formation for yourself? It’s very noticeable from the parking lot on the east side of Phoenix Country Day School. For directions, tap the map. ↓

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