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" and the "l" sounds are not used. It is pronounced as "mug-ee-yun."
To get there, Take 260 out of Payson towards Heber. The Mogollon Rim Visitor center is on your right. Here you can get maps of the area and other information you may need. You also get a nice view of the Mogollon Rim and 11 different peaks/mountains.
Rim Road is right across 260 from the Visitor Center. This road is paved for 3 miles, it then becomes a dirt road for the remaining 48 miles.
The Military Sinkhole Vista is the first scenic outlook you will arrive at. The rim has both paved bike paths and hiking trails to explore.
There are no guard rails, so be careful when walking out onto the rocks.
There are two more scenic overlooks, both are on the paved portion of Rim Road.
Woods Canyon Lake
You will have several choices to camp within the Sitgreaves National forest and several lakes for fishing. Woods Canyon Lake area is a popular spot to camp as well fish.