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“Great desert park in the midst of urban sprawl”
Review of Papago Park

Papago Park
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$48.99*
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Segway Tour of Tempe Town Lake in Arizona
Ranked #11 of 232 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.
Reviewed December 11, 2009

We went to Papago Park one afternoon on our way out to Phoenix. It is a very nice park with botanical gardens, a zoo, fishing, and hiking. We did the short "hike" up to Hole in a Rock and the view was impressive. If you are looking for an escape from the urban atmosphere of Phoenix than this is a great spot to find it.

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Reviewed March 12, 2009

We hiked and geocached in the park.

Parked in the "Lakes" section of the park and walked for miles, searching for geocaches with the GPS hand held unit.

There are parking areas and picnic tables about, small lakes for fishing (kids),

The west side of the park overlooks Papago Golf Course, and the south side butts up against the Phoenix Zoo.

If you go towards the "Hunt's Tomb" area, look on the hill for Big Horned Sheep, just across the fence in the Zoo. Saw cottontail rabbits, jackrabbits, rock squirrels, quail, flickers, and others.

Even in March the sun is warm when you are hiking, this would be an early morning deal in summer. Take water!

No entry fees for park, get a roadmap before you go, signage is not so good. Located just north and east of the airport,

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