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Papago Park

625 N. Galvin Parkway, 11511 N 80 drive peoria Az 85345, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602 256 3220
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Ranked #14 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.
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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We like to take a picnic to Papago before going to The Botanical Gardens. There are numerous picnic tables around multiple ponds. Urban fishing is available, though we have not done that. The setting is peaceful with views of the Pagago Buttes, swaying palm trees, blue skies. The zoo and botanical gardens are very close. Worth a visit.

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Chatham, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

This is an interesting quick visit. Hole in the rock is an interesting formation and is easy to get too along a short path from the parking area. The entire area looks like the park should be in bedrock and Fred Flintstone should be just around the next corner. There is also a nice area with a good sized pond... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great local park. Easy access and great scenery. Very unique looking and right in the middle of the city. Very nice place to walk the dog or ride bikes.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice to get away from it all, right in the middle of town. Great to hike and bike there. Nice improvements on the bike trails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a nice place to go a spend a few hours, it's a very small hike to get to the top. You get great views, and it's very nice to just sit back and relax for a few hours. BEWARE of the bees, since there were a lot of them when we went!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Climbed up hole in the rock during our holiday to find great views from the top. This was such a good find during our stay in Scottsdale. Had seen this during previous visits but did not know how easy it was to park close by and that the walk up would be so simple. A must do if close by.

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Coaldale, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Spectacular views!!! Its a beautiful place and is a must see on your stay in Arizona!! We were blown away by the beauty! It amazing to see such beauty in the desert!!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Papago Park is a wonderful area for visitors to get a great sense of the area! There are some trails that allow you to "hike" up small ridges to enjoy a panoramic view of Phoenix. The botanical garden and zoo are also located within the park. The Hole in the Rock is my favorite place to visit in the park!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was in PHX for business, and had a day to myself before a week long of training indoors and I wanted a feel of dessert/hiking/steaming hot living experience. A few minutes away, was Papago Park, the nearest place for a fix that would not send me in a spin back to cool air-conditioned hotel. I opted to first spend... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've been coming here since I was a kid. I wish the facilities were a little better, but can't improve on the sunrises and sunsets...

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