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Hole in the Rock

Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
602 256 3220
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Ranked #20 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains
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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

OK.... we climbed this rock after our trip to Sedona so my opinion might be a bit slanted. First, due to the previous days deluge, some of the roads getting into the Rock were closed so it took awhile to figure out how to get to it. There were no signs advising us of the trail to climb it, we... More

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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't go when it is too hot. This is a nice excursion with younger children. Bring water. It is a pretty easy climb.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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160 reviews 160 reviews
37 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had a little time to kill so I took in the Hole In The Rock. It is literally a hole in the rock hill. It is located a short drive from downtown Phoenix or the airport, The climb from the parking area is a fairly easy and there is a great view once you reach the hole. This is... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great little hike. Don't expect much as it will only take you 10 minuets to make it to the top. However once you make it there it's a great little view of the Phoenix Zoo and surrounding area. Fun formations around you with great colors. Has ample parking and rest rooms as well.

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Kennewick, Washington
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

They loved looking over Phoenix as they just hung out and looked around, It was fun little place to visit and has great historical value.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The location near the zoo makes it a good location for families to enjoy the Rock. This natural hole is a cool place to get good views of Phoenix, Tempe and the airport. Easy hike for kids and adults but good to wear shoes and not thongs. Simple and nice area to relax.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Not far out of the main phoenix area, the hole in the rock is a must see must do attraction! Not that far a walk from the parking area, nice to see the area around it on the walk up too. Very very hot so do be careful! Not that easy to find though, head towards zoo then make a... More

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Iowa
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31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is not too high for young kids or far to go, great scenery, and it makes for fun pictures. Older adults are able to make the climb along the backside of the rock as well.

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Airdrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Steep walk but go early or last light. Yes near the zoo but great views and feel the heat. Caution signs for BEE activity so be aware.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Short hike. Well worth it! We took the light rail and then the bus to the zoo parking lot and walked from there. We were able to be at the Hole by ourselves for about 15 minutes! Awesome view and very peaceful!

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