Whenever I am in a big city I look for an oasis of nature. A park that gives urban dwellers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and allows families to spend some quality time together outdoors. In Phoenix, their perfect oasis is Papago Park.
In addition to being the home of the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Gardens, Papago Park is also home to fishing lagoons, an archery course, and hiking opportunities. One of the most popular hikes is the short jaunt up to Hole-In-The-Rock. The appropriately named rock dominates the scenery and just calls out to be climbed.
Its a simple climb up to where the hole is located, aided with steps carved into the rock. Once you reach the top, climb through the hole and take in the views of Papago Park, Tempe, and the greater Phoenix Area.
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