• Papago Park - Phoenix, Arizona

      Hole in the Rock
      Photo by Dennis Goza
      Filled with sandstone buttes that provide gentle but stimulating hiking trails and photogenic spots like the Hole in the Rock, Papago Park is a scenic wonder only 10 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Home of the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Garden, the park also offers many activities including an archery range, golf course, fishing lagoons, and an orienteering course. That little pyramid you'll see is the tomb of Gov. George Wiley Paul Hunt.

      If you go:
      Parking lots close by 7:00 p.m. but the trails remain open until 11:00. No entrance fee to the park itself. Admission fee for zoo or botanical garden.


      625 North Galvin Parkway
      Phoenix, Arizona 85008 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Phoenix Parks Dept.
      +1 (602) 495-5458

      Phoenix Zoo
      +1 (602) 286-3800

      Desert Botanical Garden
      +1 (480) 941-1225