Hole in the Rock.

Hole-in-the-Rock

Field review by the editors.

Phoenix, Arizona

Before there was the Skywalk or the Wigwam Motel or even Tombstone as Arizona tourist attractions, there was this thing: an exposed desert butte of arkosic conglomerate sandstone with a big hole eroded through it. People like to climb out of the sagebrush, up the butte, and stand in the hole.

Hole-in-the-Rock is now part of Papago Park, and may have been the inspiration for Albert Christiansen's Hole N' The Rock attraction in Utah -- or does that state have its own butte with a hole?

Hole-in-the-Rock

Papago Park

Address:
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ
Directions:
Papago Park. East edge of the city, between Tempe and Scottsdale. I-10 exit 153. North on Hwy 143/Hohokam Expy for two miles, then take exit 4 onto Washington St. East one mile, turn left onto 56th St., turn right onto Van Buren St., turn left onto Galvin Pkwy. the entrance to Papago Park will be on your right.
Hours:
Park open daily, dawn-dusk. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
602-261-8318
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