6 a.m. is a great time to be walking on this walking path at Papago Park Trail - the air is cool, the sun is not as hot, we can hear the quails, an occasional jack-rabbit will cross the path.
Papago Park Walking Path - Mapped Route
The park is very close to downtown Tempe, and it is practically bordering the three cities - Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. I snapped quickly a photo of down town Tempe, and of down town Phoenix. If I walk around the red butte I can see Scottsdale, too. This morning my walk was shorter - by 6:40 a.m. I was ready to start for home.
View of Down Town Tempe - from Papago Park Walking Path
Distant View of Down Town Phoenix - from Papago Park Walking Path
The park is open from Sunrise to Sunset, and the hours change accordingly. Access is free.
Address: 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix AZ 85008
Hours (May-June): 5:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.