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Hole in the Rock

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Address: Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
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+1 602-256-3220
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Great at sunset

Short walk for a great view at sunset. Can get pretty busy around that time but it's worth the view.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Short walk for a great view at sunset. Can get pretty busy around that time but it's worth the view.

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Paradise Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Papago Park, one of Phoenix's premier city parks, is in the desert between the botanical gardens and the zoo. There's an easy trail up the back of a butte (small mountain) to Hole in the Rock, a formation that let's you look out into the valley below. More adventurous or athletic guests can climb it. The views of desert, canals,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved Hole in the Rock! Breathtaking scenery. Hike was easy & short. Kids loved climbing all around the rock. Easy access from parking lot. Restrooms nearby. Near other attractions.

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just a short easy hike up the back of this rock for a great view of Phoenix from one side and Tempe from the other. Good picture taking spot

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun spot to visit. It's right by the Phoenix zoo, so if you are going there, consider a little side trip to visit. This is a short and easy hike with great views of Papago Park, the Phoenix skyline and Hunt's Tomb. Also a great place to take out of town visitors.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easier climb than it looks. I'm from the East coast and not used to rocky surfaces and I still made it up in a few minutes. Lots of fun. Really nice people hanging out in the hole. Great place for travel pics.

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Thank Belinda C
Valparaiso, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to hike and enjoy seeing unique vistas that earth has to offer than "Hole in the Rock" is for you. A simple 5 minute hike and your are on top of the rock and have an amazing view of Phoenix. Total time needed is 30 minutes to an hour...depending on how much time you want to spend... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an easy hike up to Hole in the Rock. Very pretty views from the top. It wasn't very crowded when we went, and people of all age groups seemed to enjoy the hike and the views!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is cool. It offers a great photo opportunity, and it's a very short hike. There also is plenty of parking. Check it out.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hiking spot, and because of its location offers a beautiful view of the area. The rock is rather porous, so it really grabs your shoes, giving a sense of sure footing. Close to the city, very accessible.

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