Payson, Arizona, known to many as the “Heart of Arizona,” is a true American hometown with deep traditions and beauty in all directions. You do not have to look far to find something exciting to do in this close-knit community. There are outdoor adventures and hometown events happening year-round, and the weather allows for fun in all four seasons! We invite you to join us in any weather for memory-making adventures and to discover your new favorite getaway. Locals and visitors have long known that Payson is the hidden gem of Arizona, full of history, adventure and hometown charm. Relax awhile or pack your weekend with mountain biking, hiking, fishing, trails, antiques shopping and more. However you decide to spend your time in Payson, we know that you’ll leave feeling richer in memories and heart. Come adventure where we live.
In the geographic center of Arizona lies the “Rim Country,” so named for the overwhelming presence of the Mogollon Rim. The Rim rests 7,000 feet above sea level and presents a dramatic drop of over 2,000 feet to the communities below. It is covered in forest and grassland and has been home to American Indians, cowboys, ranchers, farmers, hunters, fishermen and nature lovers for centuries. It is a land of extreme beauty, natural endowments and historical significance. A scenic just-over-an-hour drive from Arizona’s bustling capital, it’s the perfect day trip for adventurers and relaxation seekers alike.
Payson is home to countless local businesses, including boutiques, antiques stores, restaurants and more. Choose from countless restaurants, check out historic Main Street, take a local hike and end your day with a sunset at Green Valley Park. The park is a charming local favorite and the perfect place to stretch your legs before heading home (or extending your stay with a local hotel or home rental). Whatever your hopes and plans for some time away, Payson is sure to delight. Find out more about your next adventure at paysonrimcountry.com.