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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
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+1 602-495-5458
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.

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Really cute place to go! Doesn't take up the whole day, a nice little walk around. The rock with the hole in it is cool but it can get crowded up there.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alexandra J L
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really cute place to go! Doesn't take up the whole day, a nice little walk around. The rock with the hole in it is cool but it can get crowded up there.

Thank Alexandra J L
Moosinning, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good place to relax after a zoo visit. The palm trees give spectacular views and offer shadow. Entrance is free.

Thank mueller66
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before we went hiking in Papago park, we decided to walk around the ponds. There ducks and birds all around. We had some crackers and fed the ducks, which our 5 year old son loved doing. He loved it so much, in fact, that we came back 4 more times to feed the ducks. There are pavilions for picnics and... More 

Thank Andrew S
Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take a walk around the lake or along the canal. Every once in awhile you can see the mountain goats from the Phoenix Zoo on the mountain. I do this walk at least 3-4 times a week.

Thank Meghan C
Scottsdale, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here thinking it would be a nice hike and it is, just not long or difficult enough. It is neat to hike up to the hole in the rock and I guee this would be great for families with kids....go to the Zoo first and then have a picnic lunch on this rock formation.

1 Thank retiredteacherAZ
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting ion April my wife and I visited the grounds of Papago Park. The park contains the Desert Botanical Gardens (a must see), Hunt's Tomb, the Phoenix Zoo, walking trails and picnic areas.

1 Thank GuyDonna
Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I seen lizards and love hiking here! It has a gorgeous view of the city and a great place to watch the sun set!

1 Thank ambershae18
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not the best desert park in and around Phoenix but it is worth a visit.There are two riocky outcrops that are quite difficult to climb because of the steep incline and loose gravel. Once on the rocks you do get a good view across to Phoenix.

1 Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Papago Park has numerous paved and unpaved walkways / trails. If you stay on the paved paths, the elevations are easy to manage and would not present a problem for the elderly or for wheelchairs. The unpaved trails can be challenging. Still, it isn't much more than a pleasant place to walk among typical desert rocks, buttes, and flora. Nonetheless,... More 

Thank Gary23
British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staying at our great timeshare, the "scottsdale and camelback resort", so only a 10 minute drive. somehow in the 35 years we've been coming here, we've never explored this park. came here twice this visit. the first time we walked through the middle and around and back, a bit too aimless for me. the second time, we followed the 5... More 

Thank jarmwr40

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