Papago Park

Type: Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

This desert park, dotted with red rock and weather-sculpted buttes, is located near the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Gardens on the border between Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale. A network of...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 5:30am-11pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Free Things to Do, Outdoor Activities: "Papago Park is convenient to two other major attractions, the Desert Botanical Gardens and the Phoenix Zoo, so plan to spend a whole day in this part of town."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Papago Park in Phoenix offers visitors an up-close look at the natural beauty of the desert.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Papago Park is the best place in Phoenix to hike the city's scenic red sandstone buttes.

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