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Surrounded by national forest and replete with breathtaking mountain vistas, Payson, Arizona is an outdoor paradise. Creeks and trout streams flow from the Mogollon Rim above the city, while a 35-mile drive encompassing seven lakes provides numerous trails (hiking, biking and equestrian), camping, hunting and fishing. This natural beauty and rugged landscape is what attracted the late American Western Novelist Zane Grey to the Payson area.


For Visitors Information:

Visit the Official Payson Website

  • County: Gila
  • Elevation: 5,000
  • Population: 13,620

Articles About Payson

History and Nature
Come Celebrate Arizona’s 100th Birthday
Hiking the Arizona Trail
Small Town Romantic Escapes
Arizona’s Geologic Wonders
High Country Recreation
Arizona’s Summer Celebrations
20 things you didn’t know about Arizona
9 Little-Known Parks in Arizona
Fall Color in Arizona
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