Hole in the Rock, Phoenix

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#2 of 12 in Nature in Central Arizona
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  • October 4, 2017
    The hike is steep but short. The view is amazing! While the hike is short, remember to bring water. Great short hike to do with kids.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Disappointment... I wasn't expecting to conquer the Himalaya, but all the same... A little earthy and rocky path leads gently to this geological curiosity. The ascent is gradual, so that we get to close to the level of the hole in the rock by the back. Apart from the view, there is nothing to do. Wildlife: a few idle teens and well-behaved. Fortunately, it's free.
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  • September 21, 2017
    This was a nice easy hike in Phoenix, and had a nice view once you got to the top. Even though it is not a long hike, remember to bring water!  more »
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  • March 17, 2017
    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!
  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • April 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 1, 2017
    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.
  • May 11, 2017
    Great spot for a family hike. Not too challenging or long. The cave has a great view too.

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