Tonto Apache Tribe

The Tonto Apache Tribe is centrally located amongst some of the best year-round outdoor recreation in Arizona. The winter snowfall brings skiing and snowboarding, while the rest of the year is bountiful with gorgeous hikes, scenic camping, ample hunting, and historic treasures that are all close by.

History & Nature

The Tonto Apache Tribe is located adjacent to the town of Payson and is surrounded by a variety of geological and mountainous formations. The Mazatzal Mountains are to the west, the Sierra Ancha Mountains to the south, and the Mogollon Rim to the north. The Mogollon Rim is just minutes from the reservation, offering beautiful Ponderosa pine trees, lakes, and streams.

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Things to Do

The Mogollon Rim’s beautiful lakes and streams offer serene camping and support ample wildlife for hunting. When the winter snow falls, there’s unlimited skiing and snowboarding.

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is also near the reservation and is home to the world’s largest travertine bridge. Walk through the bridge tunnel or stand on top for a majestic view from any of the four observation points.

The twin historic towns among the pines, Pine and Strawberry, are also close by, each founded in the 1800s by settlers. Beyond scenic outdoors and a range of recreation, the historic towns also boast artifacts and history on the settlers who struggled to find these two towns.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

The Mazatzal Hotel & Casino has beautiful modern charm set in a scenic mountain area. Get your game on in the casino. Enjoy live entertainment and casual on-site dining. These are just some of the amenities found here.

Annual Events

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

Location And Nearby Communities

The Tonto Apache Tribe is located adjacent to the town of Payson in northwestern Gila County, which is approximately 95 miles northeast of Phoenix.

Nearby Communities:
Payson
Phoenix
Pine
Strawberry

For More Information

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

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