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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 #18 of 129 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains
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Chandler, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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128 attraction reviews
812 helpful votes 812 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great place to climb up to watch the sunset. My daughter is 7 and had no trouble at all climbing to the top. Slippery shoes not recommended as there are many loose rocks on the trail. Wear shoes with tread. It takes less then 5 minutes to climb. Up top is very large opening in which you can enter. Just... More

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
57 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

You hike up a little steep hill, make sure to wear shoes rocks are sharp. You get to the hole and it's so windy! ! You can see for miles, the city and airport. The sunset is very cool

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Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A quick (but sometimes steep) hike within Papago Park. The park and the trail are well-maintained and the view is great once you get to the top. Watch out for bees (the area with bees is marked). In the current very hot weather it's probably best to visit in the early part of the morning.

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