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Papago Park

Map & Directions 625 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Phoenix New Times' Description

Hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking -- even golfing -- among the otherworldly buttes, crags and palm-shaded water holes of one of the few significant parcels of lowland Sonoran Desert remaining in the urban Valley. West-facing Hole-in-the-Rock, a Hohokam archaeoastronomy site, is famed for its sunset views; Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo are situated within the park.

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  • phoenixnewtimesbestof wrote a review for Papago Park
    on 05/06/09

    One recent Saturday morning, we drove past the Camelback Mountain trailhead at Echo Canyon, and our hearts went out to the scores of hikers making the one-mile trudge from the overflow parking lot on 44th Street to the Camelhead. Mind you, we didn't feel for the poor wretches because they had to pound a little pavement. We pitied them because they didn't know any better. That... More >>

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