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Tonto Apache Tribe

The Tonto Apache Tribe is located adjacent to the town of Payson (originally named Te-go-suk, Place of the Yellow Water) and surrounded by a variety of geological and mountainous formations. 

The Mazatzal Mountains are located to the west, the Sierra Ancha Mountains to the south and the Mogollon Rim to the North.   Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is also near the reservations as well as the historic towns of Pine and Straberry.   The Mogollon Rim, just minutes from the reservation offers beautiful Pondorosa pine trees, lakes, streams camping and hunting.  The winter snow provides unlimited skiing and snowboarding.

Things to Do

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino includes 400 slot machines and video poker, live poker and blackjack, bingo table games and a Players Club.  Link to page

Annual Events

Tonto Apache Tribal Recognition Days
Date: October - first week
Information: (928) 474-5000

Where to Stay

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino has beautiful modern charm set in a scenic mountain area.  Plush bedding, comfortable furntire are just some of the ammenities you'll find here.  Link to page

Location and Nearby Communities


The Tonto Apache Tribe is located adjacent to the town of Payson in northwestern Gila County approximately 95 miles northeast of Phoenix and 100 miles southeast of Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Contacting the Tribe

Tribal Government
Tonto Apache Reservation #30
Payson, AZ
(928) 474-5000

Visitor Information
(928) 474-5000

Contact Information

Reservation 30
Payson, AZ 85541

Phone: (928) 474-5000
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