The Underrated Natural Wonder Every Arizonan Should See At Least Once

Located between Tempe and Scottsdale is an underrated natural wonder most Arizonans either overlook entirely, or quite simply don’t know it even exists. But it’s spectacular – and weird – and a natural wonder you’ll want to see the next time you’re nearby. Or, better yet, why not schedule a day trip to check it out asap?!

The Hole in the Rock trail is considered easy and measures approximately two-tenths of a mile, with an elevation change of 200 feet. From the Parkway, turn into Papago Park and navigate to the left of the Phoenix Zoo. The parking area for the Hole in the Rock is straight ahead. From the parking area, follow the trail to the right of the rock; it winds around to the backside where you’ll find the stairs that rise up the back face of the rock formation.

Hole in the Rock is located at 625 N Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 (follow additional directions above). It’s open to the public from 5:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Hours may vary on holidays. Learn more on the official website of Papago Park.

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