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Papago Park

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 625 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: (602) 495-5458
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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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Easy and beautiful view

It's an easy hike up to the hole in the rock where you can get a nice view of downtown Phoenix. We went around 7 when the sun was setting and it was a beautiful sunset watching... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Edison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's an easy hike up to the hole in the rock where you can get a nice view of downtown Phoenix. We went around 7 when the sun was setting and it was a beautiful sunset watching from there.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had a few hours before needing to be at the airport, and we stopped at Papago Park. It was fun to climb around on the rocks and enjoy the outdoors while we were here.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beauty right in our back yard. My best friend, husband, and I decided to go hiking on Sunday. The scenery was just beautiful and serene. This is an awesome park with trails to fit every level. A true bunny oasis!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Kind of in a trashy area. Pretty and unique though. Don't go to the park after dark. Gross. Need to write more characters to qualify.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stopped here looking to kill some time waiting for a colleague to arrive at Sky Harbor airport. This was close by and for folks that don't know or appreciate the desert landscape it is a nice place to check out. Adjacent to the Phoenix Zoo it is a short drive from the airport. I didn't do much hiking ( not... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I parked in the parking lot on the west side of Galvin Parkway and hiked toward the buttes - after watching a spectacular sunrise I was treated to some very well-maintained trails and just plain gorgeous desert scenery. During my couple of hours I spotted hikers, trail runners, walkers, dog-walkers, and mountain bikers. When I come to Phoenix on business... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went to the Zoo and a Botanical Park made a stop at Papago Park, they're all in the same general area/property. So nice to get out and walk around, it was high 70's low 80's , perfect spring weather. It felt like we were far from the city, in desert terrain yet it was just a few miles from... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I heard from a few friends about this place and thought of trying this during one of nice weather weekend. The drive was good so does the location. It is situated just beside zoo so if you doing it with zoo then it might be a good idea. The small trek to hole in the rock is alright. The hole... More 

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Boulder
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The red rocks all around you are stunning. There are simple trails and steeper ones. Some are more like roads than trails, making for an easier flat but beautiful walk. Leash your dog, bring along water and go for a short or longer hike. It is peaceful there with nature all around. Stay on the trail and respect others.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful park located next to the Phoenix Zoo. The Hole in the Rock is a short hike with amazing views of Phoenix & Scottsdale. There is a lake and the park is easy to walk or bike. Ideal for visitors with only a little time in Phoenix.

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Additional Information about Papago Park

Address: Address: 625 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: (602) 495-5458
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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