Category Archives: Payson and White Mountain Attractions

Payson attractions and things to see and do in Arizona’s White Mountain area

Water Wheel Payson Hike

Water Wheel | Payson Hike First Crossing Hike We started our hike at First Crossing is a 1/2 mile hike along the Verde River in Payson. You will walk down a wide dirt path that leads you to the Verde River, follow the river upstream. There is no defined path, but you can make your way…
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Mogollon Rim Payson Scenic Drive

Mogollon Rim Payson Scenic Drive When you visit Payson take a scenic drive on Rim Road. You will be rewarded with some awesome views from above. The Mogollon Rim is the southern border of the Colorado plateau and a very scenic area of Northern Arizona. Mogollon is easy to mispronounce. When asking for directions just remember the "o"…
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Houston Mesa Campground

Houston Mesa Campground Houston Mesa Campground is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay in Payson.  One of our favorite areas. Right off of the 87 the campground is located within the Tonto National Forest. The Verde River is nearby. The area offers scenic hiking opportunities including:  First Crossing, Water Wheel , Second Crossing, and Shoofly Indian Ruins. Houston…
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