Come and explore Payson - gateway to Arizona’s Rim Country
“Rim Country” just possibly “The Perfect Place” in America!
Rim Country is located in the center of Arizona, a 7000 foot high wilderness that contains portions of three national forests. It is a rugged, and somewhat forgotten forest playground for anyone who loves nature. Come for the clean air, mild temperatures, natural beauty and spectacular sunsets to write home about. All just 90 minutes and less than a half a tank of gas away!
If your perception of Arizona conjures images of tumbling tumbleweeds and lonely saguaro cacti gracing hot desert expanses and distant mountains, please allow us to kindly shift your paradigm by introducing you to Payson, Arizona, a charming mountain town just 90 minutes from the amenities of Scottsdale & Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. This beautiful community defies the stereotypical idea of Arizona with a very moderate four-season climate, a year-round average temperature of 72.6 degrees, surrounded by the largest continuous stand of Ponderosa Pine Forest in THE WORLD, and commonly referred to as “Rim Country”.
To the surprise of many the town of Payson is found in the central part of the state and is as diverse from the deserts as day is from night. The region derives its name from the ever-majestic Mogollon Rim (pronounced “Mug-ee-own”), which ebbs its way 200 miles along and around the town’s northern vista. A granite precipice looming in the distance nearly 2,000 feet above Payson, the “RIM”, as it’s more commonly called, stands as the final vestige of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Plateau and affords Paysonians with breathtaking views from nearly every sector of town.
You owe it to yourself to discover the labyrinths of hidden hikes, camping spots & fishing holes galore; numerous creek-side cabins to rent, charming communities like Christopher Creek, Forest Lakes & Young, and ‘Cook what you Catch’ Trout Farms; tranquil sunken lakes like Woods Canyon & Willow Springs, all back dropped by unscathed, rugged wilderness for untold miles.
Home to an estimated 30,000 elk, the Payson area is also host to a healthy population of Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Bob Cat, Coyote, Deer, Javelina, and the numerous other fauna of the forest. It is commonplace to see Elk along the roads in the early dawn & dusk, all of which heightens one’s overall experience of the area. Perhaps famed western author of the early 1900’s and long-time local resident, Zane Grey described it best when he said…
“At last we surmounted the rim, from which I saw a scene that defied words. It was different from any I had seen before. Black timber as far as the eye could see! Then I saw a vast bowl of forested ridges, and dark lines I knew to be canyons. For wild rugged beauty I had not seen its equal.” (Tales of Lonely Trails, 1913)
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