Around Payson

Live Like a Local: An Insiders Guide to Payson

Since you are visiting Payson, wouldn't it be nice to know what the locals do - without asking?  We have been blogging about the different things that locals do so that you can be In The Know and vacation like a pro!

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PAYSON , AZ , United States

Payson, Arizona , United States

Nestled among the majestic mountains of the Mogollon Rim-a 7,000-foot, 200-mile-long escarpment, lays our breathtaking and serene town of Payson.  We are just 90 minutes from the Phoenix metro area and surrounded by National Forest. Our forests cover the high slopes, and rivers run rampantly through surrounding canyons. We like to brag that our town is situated in one of only three, pure air ozone belts in the world!  

We have abundant wildlife (elk, deer, javelina,etc.) and they are commonly seen in the morning and evening hours wandering around town. Our cool mountain temperatures invite you to many activities including hiking, mountain biking, off-roading, swimming, river tubing, horseback riding, boating, fishing, golfing, sledding, antiquing, dining and so much more.

Some of the attractions surrounding Payson include: 
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, the Mogollon Rim, the East Verde River, Cold springs & water wheel swimming areas, Payson Rodeo Grounds, Mazatzal Casino, Several Lakes (abundant with a variety of fish), restaurants, Sawmill movie theater, museums, antique stores and plenty of shopping.  We also have:

  • Mountain Climbing
  • Golf and Miniature Golf
  • Hunting and Fishing
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  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing and Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting and tubing
  • Water Skiing
  • Snowshoeing and Sledding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Antiquing and Shopping
  • Sight Seeing and Scenic Drives
  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Groceries (Walmart, Safeway, Bashas)
  • ATM/Bank (Chase, Wells Fargo, Washinton Federal, Desert Schools, etc.)


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