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Papago Park

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 625 N. Galvin Parkway, 11511 N 80 drive peoria Az 85345, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.

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Even without adequate signage, we finally located the wonderfully scenic and lovely Botanical Garden in the middle of Papago Park! This is a place one could visit from sunrise to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Louisville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Even without adequate signage, we finally located the wonderfully scenic and lovely Botanical Garden in the middle of Papago Park! This is a place one could visit from sunrise to sunset! The docents were very friendly and eager to share their knowledge about all the cacti, succulents, plants, etc. If I lived in Phoenix, I would have a membership to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

v ery well-kept - no rubbish - patrolling wardens - kids play area - clean grassy areas - a nice place to sit and read a book

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Panguitch, Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Just loved the red rocks and crazy jumbles and the desert flora, especially the saguaros. Very nice trails but parking is at a premium, or rather it was on a gorgeous, desert winter Sunday morning....everyone was out and about.

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Ballwin, MO
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

You can make a walk/hike as hard, easy, long or as short as you want. The pink rocks are incredible! Great views of Phoenix & surrounding cities.

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Tampa, FL
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Papago is super convenient to Scottsdale with the beautiful red Rock beauty. The hiking trails are wide and clearly marked. It's definitely worth a visit to get pictures of the Arizona desert.

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Indio, California, United States
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Found this area while looking for a place to walk with our dog... Enjoyed the wide walkways all over the place! Didn't like the amount of poo everywhere! Saw ONLY 1 "bag station" and ONLY ONE trash can (near parking lot), so o o found quite a few bags full of poo along our walk!

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been to Phoenix twice and have visited Papago park both times. This year I visited at sunset - was beautiful. Easy walk up to the hole in the rock, clean trails, great view. Saw some people fishing. Plenty of parking. Very peaceful.

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

OK three things you need a hat, sun-cream and a decent pair of trainers. Awesome to see so many wild animals in the heat of the desert. To think some of this is man made is a great achievement to the planners. Took the dogs for a long walk round the park don't know who was more tired thank god... More 

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

TIP: Approach from the west on the highway that runs between the tow sandstone buttes, or park at the zoo or desert museum and walk across the parkway/road from the east. The northern butte is restricts for military use. We climbed and used the trails on the southern butte and had a fantastic 360 view of southern Phoenix on a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Rock hill in it is very interesting and beautiful as a backdrop and a nice place for a walk. Although I don't suggest climbing it.

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