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Hole in the Rock

Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-256-3220
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Quick, awesome stop & view

We had time after the airport for a quick trip here. (Only 20 min from airport). We went on a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
Loved it

Just another free and awesome place to visit. Great views and fun climbing around. Easy access and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ken C
Newport News, Virginia
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Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-256-3220
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had time after the airport for a quick trip here. (Only 20 min from airport). We went on a Saturday morning around 10am and the hike was maybe 10 min (max). The view was great, parking was free, and there were only 7-10 other...More

Thank hmoss01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just another free and awesome place to visit. Great views and fun climbing around. Easy access and not a difficult trail to the hole. Would be simple for any able bodied person including children. There is parking at the base. We were lucky that there...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hole in Rock Park is an interesting geological formation next to the zoo and a large lake I went early on a Saturday morning and there was plenty of parking. There is a rough trail up to the hole (not handicapped accessible) and you get...More

Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited this place and it is truly majestic. It's easy to climb, even for kids. My son is 3 years old and managed to climb easily. I recommend this place, only they should visit it very early or late because it...More

Thank Mel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is best place to see sunset and plane take off landing at same time. Adventurous place + very good place to hang out with best buddies or friends. You need park your car bit far and have to walk bit, but experience will more...More

Thank Vishal M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience and good exercise ! For the entire family just be carful with the rocks went you going up because don't have stairs

Thank Deelove67
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice hiking area around the park if you can clime the main area is the hole in the rock. photographers dream.

Thank vwads2017
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Bring your camera and don't forget to grab some water for this amazing view. This is a "don't miss" experience in Arizona.

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Easy hike! Peaceful. Perfect for beginner hikers to get a feel of the rocks! Wear closed toe shoes, with good grip as the rocks can be tricky. Be sure to take plenty of water. Leave only your footprints. :)

Thank Mrshoughton81
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Going to the Hole in the Rock is a nice and very accessible tour for people with short time in the city but with the need to feel the Sonoran Desert. Parking cannot be easier, specially if you leave the car at the Phoenix Zoo,...More

Thank Rafael P
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Ian R
14 May 2017|
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Response from mueller66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is a easy walk from the zoo to the hole in the rock. From there to the botanical garden it is recommended to take the short bus ride as taxi might be difficult that outside town. If you walk it will be 20 minutes.
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Dawn D
26 February 2017|
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Response from phillygem | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is safe. However, there is no lighting so I would suggest going during the day. I went during day and night and you can easily trip and fall on the rocks while climbing. Nothing is truly safe when you are rock... More
23 July 2016|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
Very easy walk. Just take your time. It's not a long hike.

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