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Hole in the Rock

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Address: Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
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Easy family hike!

Great location and easy to access. My wife and I visited at 9am on a Friday. No traffic and lots of free parking. Not crowded at all. Nice view in all directions. Well worn path... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marty P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location and easy to access. My wife and I visited at 9am on a Friday. No traffic and lots of free parking. Not crowded at all. Nice view in all directions. Well worn path and rock stairs for safety accessing the "hole in the rock". Took advantage of surrounding trails also. Very easy to find your way around. Some... More 

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Tucson
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parking is atrocious!! With the zoo, Papago Park and this attraction all in the same area, parking is next to impossible to find- at least on the weekend. It might be better during the week

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

part of the fun is some of the other people you meet on the way up and down ! but don't forget your camera ??

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Papago Park is right next to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, AZ. It's a quick ride over to the parking area for Hole in the Rock, and short, not terribly steep hike around the back of the formation. It's a cool sight to see and a nice view of the city and surrounding landscapes. Plus you can't beat free.

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Thank Rob0T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Neat place, easy hike, cool views over Phoenix and Tempe. Cute quails too... even saw a hummingbird :)

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Thank lostintheether
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this walk. Super easy and accessible! Recommend to urban adventurers and even a new family!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good spot for anyone who wants or needs to go to an area with short hikes and interesting visual interest. I would go back and spend more time hiking around. The "hike" to the hole is short and easy and 90% of the population would have no problems making it to the top.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I said in the title, this is a neat place, but its not worth going to mesa just to see it. We were there visiting people and took our children there for a few hours one day. There is a short hike that circles the base of the hill and comes up through the hole in the rock through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit but you will not likely be alone. It's tough to get photos of the hole without other visitors in the background. The walk up to the hole is a bit steep in places and I was glad to be wearing athletic shoes.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this isn't a major hike, it is fun. The rewarding views are worth the effort. The rock formations are very interesting and visually appealing. We always bring our out-of-town guests here to hike (if they're able) and to at least see these cool rocks up close (if they're not). Located next to the zoo, and near an especially appealing... More 

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