Hole in the Rock, Phoenix

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  • This Hole in the Rock is a geographical masterpiece. If I didn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed how beautiful and majestic it is. It was 4 of us friends and 2 small children and the ...  more »
  • I wouldn't consider this a hike. The parking lot is steps from the rock. You walk around the back of the rock and up to the hole. That's it.  more »
  • Pretty kinda lesson-climb to the top. Requires little physical training, agility and manoeuvrability:) Climb here is pretty fun. It is best to visit the place in the evening, to be able to not only look at everything from a height, but also enjoy the beautiful sunset. And not languish from heat:)
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  • We had seen this on Yelp but had decided against it until we were on our way home from the zoo. We had a burst of energy and saw quite a few people up there in flip flops so we figured "how hard could it be?" Turns out not hard at all! (Plus a pretty open parking lot when we got there.) It appears to be very high up in the mountain and seemingly only a good amount of hiking would get you to the hole ....but looks are deceiving. It's actually only about a 5-10 minute hike (a little steep tho) to get to the hole. If you go at a good time you can get a great picture without a bunch of other tourists in there (obviously close to sunrise and sunset will be more crowded). We went at about 4 and altho there were people there, they came and went rather quickly and we were able to get pictures alone in the hole! I wouldn't recommend flip flops but I guess it's possible if you have good balance. There are a few steps down into the hole itself but you can get a great picture from just outside the hole when you hike up to it. Don't be discouraged if it appears too hard to hike up, as long as your a bit careful you an do it with no issues very quickly! I recommend doing this for some amazing pictures but it's obviously not an all day thing, just a quick pit stop!
  • Very enjoyable place to hike and bring the family. A very peaceful experience and a great place to take pictures. If you are from AZ and have not been here it is a must see landmark.
  • My son loved it. Great way to get some sun and exercise. The tomb was interesting to learn about the first governor. Great way to spend time with friends or family and take some awesome pics. My son thought it was like a Jurassic Park.
  • A quirky roadside stop in Utah, this place is neat. A couple gift shops, tours of a 5000 square foot home built into the rock, and a little market. A neat stop if you're traveling.
  • Great spot for a family hike. Not too challenging or long. The cave has a great view too.

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