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Boasting of the grand Mogollon Rim and peppered with lakes and rivers, Payson is Arizona's diamond in the rough. Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and explorations remain the town's biggest attractions, luring visitors year after year who seek a swift escape to the wide, wild west.


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Buffalo Bar & Grill

The reviews are always raving when it comes to Buffalo Bar & Grill. Along with serving fantastic American cuisine, with a lot of healthy and traditional dishes, there's also a full bar and live music, with a lot of original cocktails.
Adresse: 311 South Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 3900
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10.00-02.00

Spur Bar

Spur Bar is a great bar with friendly bartenders and customers. The only food they serve is their Sunday breakfast and it is very good; however, this place has pool tables, a jukebox and shuffleboard. Moreover, great drinks and some local beers are also on offer.
Adresse: 3964 E Az Highway 260, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928-472-7787
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10.00-02.00; Fri-Sat 07.00-02.00; Sun 07.00-24.00

Sportsman's Chalet

Sportsman's Chalet is located in the nearby town of Strawberry. Two stories of nighttime fun can be found, with eating and drinking taking place on the first floor and billiards more so on the second floor. There is a full bar and a menu of pub fare. The burgers are always freshly grilled and cooked to order.
Adresse: 5087 Arizona 87, Pine, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 476 6484
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10.00-22.00

Double D Restaurant & Bar

Double D's is a local staple of good ole Payson charm. The ambiance is warm with rustic decor and a friendly staff. There's a full bar and a menu with delicious food. Try the special Double D burger (complete with green chilies, Swiss cheese, and two meaty patties).
Adresse: 354 Johnson Blvd #3033, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 478 4332
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 07.00-22.00

Punkin Center Bar

Located in Tonto Basin, the Punkin Center Bar has a volleyball court, 3 horseshoe pits, a bocce ball court, a shuffleboard table, and 2 indoor pool tables. The back patio makes for a wonderful view of the Arizonan sunsets.
Adresse: Highway 188, Tonto Basin, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 479 2627
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 09.00-02.00

Main Street Mercantile

Positioned along the historic Main Street, the Mercantile is a prime destination for antiques, memorabilia, and astounding collectibles. They invite guests to come experience Arizona's earliest history while taking a piece of it home with you.
Adresse: 216 West Main Street, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 468 0526
Åpningstider: Wed-Fri 10.00-03.00; Sat

The Carpenter's Wife

The Carpenter's Wife has received a plethora of "Best Of" awards in Payson. Come and shop gifts, antiques, furniture, home decor, resale name brand clothing, jewelry, Gold Canyon Candles, jams, soaps, and even items from local artists.
Adresse: 112 West Wade Lane, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 472 7343
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00

Tymeless Antiques & Treasures

Tymeless Antiques & Treasures is located in Pine. Containing both vendors and consignors. Tymeless sells furniture, home decor, and gifts. They also sell garden art, outdoor furniture, primitives, and more.
Adresse: 3716 Prince Drive, Hardscrabble Mesa Road, Pine, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 476 4618
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00; Sun 10.00-16.00

Wild Brush Gallery & Framing

The Wild Brush specializes in custom frames, ready-made frames, repair & restoration, glass replacement , pre-cut mats, shadow boxes, art supplies, special orders, unique gifts, prints, and posters.
Adresse: 405 South Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 468 8696


Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.

Best Time to Visit

In Payson the summers are hot and mostly clear, and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Payson for warm-weather activities are from late May to late July and from early August to late September, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F (the hottest month of the year is July). In Payson it's often cloudy, the clearer part of the year begins around April 9 and lasts for 3 months, ending around July 9.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Access to Payson happen by way of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The airport is a hub for US Airways. All major U.S. airlines, plus Air Canada, British Airways, WestJet, and Aeromexico also operate out of PSHIA. Nonstop service is available to roughly 80 domestic and 20 international destinations. The airport is 3 miles (4.8 km) from the central business district with the Valley Metro bus route 13 serving all terminals. Taxi access is through terminals 2, 3 and 4. SuperShuttle provides collective transportation. The Rental Car Center is located in its own building at 1805 East Sky Harbor Circle South.
Adresse: 3400 East Sky Harbor Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ

Public Transport

In Payson, it is necessary to rent a vehicle, because public transportation is not common. It is recommended to either rent a bike or a car. Hertz Rent a Car 1506 W Bravo Taxiway, Payson +1 928-474-2351 Rim Country Recreation Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard and Mountain Bike Rentals +1 928-474-4570 Open daily 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Signs posted at the entrance of pharmacies tell you which one is on duty for the night/weekend or which one is open 24 hours. You can find one of the local pharmacies in Payson, Walmart Pharmacy, at:
Adresse: 300 North Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 0034


The following taxi services are available for the Payson area: Apache Taxi Cab +1 480 804 1000 Family Car Service +1 928 474 1910


US Post Office
Adresse: 100 W E Frontier Street, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 800 275 8777
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 08.30-16.00; Sat 09.00-12.00


Country Code: +1 Area Code in Payson: 928



Mogollon Rim

Formed 600 million years ago, the Mogollon Rim is the stupendous center of Arizona’s geography. Almost incongruously to the rest of Arizona, the Rim is blanketed in forests and grass. Such lush, fertile land has led to an amazing diversity of fauna: birds (including eagles), Rocky Mountain elk, mule, and whitetail deer, black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, javelina, and coyotes all make the Mogollon Rim their home. So drive, hike, or bike to the top of the Rim and experience Arizona at its finest.
Adresse: Highway 87, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 527 3600

Zane Grey Cabin

Without the novels of Zane Grey, it is quite possible that Hollywood greats like John Wayne, Shirley Temple, and Randolph Scott would have been lost on the world. Grey’s outstanding Westerns became movies that launched the careers of cinema mainstays, and his novels have been published in over 20 languages, with estimated annual sales between 500,000 and one million copies worldwide. Now his cabin stands as a historical site for visitors. While not everything in the cabin is an original, certain pieces allow visitors to visualize Grey’s life in the early 20th century. Find cowboy boots, Grey’s original saddle, a writer’s chair, a cot, and a bear rug.
Adresse: 700 Green Valley Parkway, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 3483
Åpningstider: Wed-Sat 10.00-16.00

Tonto Natural Bridge

Appearing like a scene from an “Indiana Jones” film, the Tonto Natural Bridge is within a small valley of forest and pine trees. Estimated to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world, the bridge is 183 feet high and covers 400 feet (150 feet at its widest point). Visitors and adventurers may choose to stand at its top or hike down to the valley.
Adresse: Highway 87, Pine, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 476 4202
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 08.00-17.00

Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery

Whether enjoying the winter snow or the summer sunshine, the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery is bursting at the seams for opportunities to hike, picnic, and observe wildlife. This is a great educational experience for the whole family, as guides at the Hatchery teach about fish production and facts about the wetlands. There are rainbow, brook, cutthroat, and Apache trout produced each year, some catchable. The streams and wetlands on Tonto Creek are vital to the survival of Arizona’s wildlife, so come and see why.
Adresse: 3898 North Tonto Street # Bldng 1, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 478 4200
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 08.00-16.00

Fossil Hunting at Paleo Site

Visitors and locals can feel like Paleontologists at the Naco Paleo Site. Invertebrate fossils remain from the days in which Arizona lay beneath shallow seas some 40-50 feet deep—300 million years ago. Find fossils of the ancestors of modern-day fish, reptiles, and insects.
Adresse: Highway 260, Payson, AZ

Shoofly Village Ruins

Take a self-guided tour into Arizona’s rich Native past. As the epicenter of Southwestern prehistoric cultures, the overall Rim Country served as home to probably 1,000 different sites. The Shoofly ruins themselves were occupied between 1000 and 1250 A.D. There were once 79 structures with a large building at its center that housed 26 rooms averaging 37.4 sq. meters each. Visiting the Ruins brings with it a newfound appreciation for Arizona’s telling history.
Adresse: 1-5 Houston Mesa Road, Payson, AZ

Mazatzal Casino

The Mazatzal Casino has over 400 slots, video poker, a bingo hall, and live black jack. Located on the Tonto Apache Reservation, Mazatzal also has the award-winning Cedar Ridge Restaurant. The Apache Spirits Lounge also features weekly specials on cocktails, beer, and wine.
Adresse: Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 6044

Rim Country Fishing

There are a plethora of lakes from which to choose in Arizona’s Rim Country. Regardless of what fishermen are craving for the day, the various lakes each have something unique to offer. Check out the website to read about any of the NINE lakes.
Adresse: Payson, AZ

Payson Golf Course

Opened in 1959 and designed by Frank Hughes and Russell Zakariasen, the Payson Gold Course is 18 holes of beautiful green hills and mountain vistas. There are 5,854 yards on the par 71 course, with a rating of 67.
Adresse: 1504 West Country Club Drive, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 2273

Staircase Waterfall

With refreshing water and multiple swimming holes, the Staircase Waterfall is a must see for Payson visitors. The Arizonan heat is easily escapable in the depths of the waterfall, which also serves as a massage of sorts.
Adresse: Payson, AZ

Kohl's Ranch Stables

The scenic trails of Tonto Creek may be explored on horseback with Kohl’s Ranch Stables. The guides lead the way as guests try to spot the wildlife: elk, deer, eagles, and more, there’s no limit to the natural beauty!
Adresse: also located at 202 W, Kohl's Ranch Lodge Rd, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 478 0030
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 09.00-17.00

Fargo’s Steakhouse

Fargo's Steakhouse has been a go-to for fine dining in Payson for over a decade. Along with lunch and dinner menus, the bar serves martinis and wines. Enjoy sandwiches, burgers, wraps and salads. The happy hour menu, served from 3pm to 6pm, features sliders, wings, draught beer, quesadillas and pizzas.
Adresse: 620 East Highway 260, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 7455
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 11.00-21.00; Fri-Sat 11.00-22.00; Sun 11.00-20.00

Aliberto's Mexican Food

If you are tired of the same old American style of Mexican, try Aliberto's Mexican food: tasty dishes, great atmosphere and fast service. You can help yourself to chips and salsa while you wait for your order.
Adresse: 219 E State Highway 260, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 468 9000
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 09.00-22.00

Cedar Ridge Restaurant

With buffet specials seemingly every day, the Cedar Ridge Restaurant at the Mazatzal Casino is an easy “yes” for vacationers. The restaurant is open 7 days a week all year round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The ample seating makes it perfect for big groups, whether there for a business meeting or for a break from the tables.
Adresse: Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 6044
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 06.00-21.00; Fri-Sat 06.00-22.00

Zane Grey Country Barbecue

Located in the picturesque Kohl’s Ranch Lodge, Zane Grey Country Barbecue channels the region’s Old Western spirit. They serve certified Angus Beef, and the Prime Rib is their biggest hit. Aside from dining, there is also a bar and cocktail lounge. Guests may come for breakfast and lunch.
Adresse: 202 South Kohl's Ranch Lodge Road, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 438 2929

Creekside Steakhouse and Tavern

Terraced along the banks of the Christopher Creek below the Mogollon Rim is the Creekside Steakhouse and Tavern. For breakfast, try the mouthwatering steak and eggs. Lighten things up with some homemade soup for lunch. Finish with dinner and your choice of Prime Rib, Ribs, Seafood, Fish, Chips, Chicken, Chops, Burgers, Salads, and Desserts. If this wasn’t enough, Creekside serves fine wines and spirits to complement every plate.
Adresse: 1520 East Christopher Creek Loop, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 478 4557
Åpningstider: Fri-Sat 12.00-21.00; Sun-Mon 12.00-20.00

El Rancho

For three generations El Rancho has been serving Payson authentic, Native Mexican cuisine. Traditional favorites are served, along with tasty American-Mexican fusion. The Philly Cheese Steak Burrito is a yummy example of this, along with the Chicken Mushroom Jack Fajitas. The margaritas are award-winning, and El Rancho even features children’s and seniors’ menus.
Adresse: 200 S Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 3111
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 11.00-21.00; Sat 08.00-21.00; Sun 08.00-20.00

The Randall House

Stop by the Randall House restaurant for breakfast or lunch—or both. Fresh fruits are used for the breakfast plates, with fresh produce, vegetables, meats, and cheeses going into the lunch dishes. Quality burgers and salads are ever the popular selections, especially with their housemade dressings and mixes. The soups and quiche are homemade as well.
Adresse: 3821 North Highway 87, Pine, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 476 4077
Åpningstider: Wed-Sun 08.00-14.30

Pizza Factory

The Pizza Factory is known for their delicious, made-to-order pizzas. Thin crust, old-fashioned thick crust, cheese specifications, sauce preferences—it doesn’t matter. They’ll make it. They also serve pastas, salads, sandwiches, soup, calzones, and appetizers.
Adresse: 238 E. Hwy 260, #154, Payson
Telefon: +1 928 474 1895
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11.00-21.00; Sun 12.00-21.00

Macky’s Grill

With the Single Burger and Fireside Burger headlining the menu, Macky's has no shortage of great food in Payson. Yummy appetizers like mushrooms and Texas Toothpicks (onion and jalapeno coated in zesty batter) start off the meal, followed by salads, chili, soup, hot dogs, wraps, burgers, and more.
Adresse: 201 West Main Street, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 7411
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 10.00-20.00; Fri-Sat 10.00-21.00

La Sierra Mexican Restaurant

Authentic Mexican cuisine straight from Guadalajara Jalisco. Come to La Sierra for a taste of Mexico right in Payson. The atmosphere is very casual, the service is efficient and friendly and the food is simply great, with also a lot of vegetarian dishes.
Adresse: 800 North Beeline Highway Unit A, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 468 6711
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 11.00-21.00; Sat-Sun 10.00-21.00

Beeline Cafe

No self-aggrandizing or ostentatious substitutes for good food and a cozy atmosphere: Beeline Cafe simply wants to make guests feel at home with breakfast and lunch.
Adresse: 815 South Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 9960
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 05.00-20.00

Miss Fitz 260 Cafe

This place has been a Payson staple for decades. They offer plenty of home-style food at reasonable prices, the waitstaff are uniformly pleasant, the pies are awesome and the grilled cheese super tasty. If you go to Payson, add it to your list!
Adresse: 803 E State Highway 260, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928-474-5881
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 07.00-14.30

Crosswinds Grille

Whether flying into Payson, seeing someone off or just craving a bite to eat, the Crosswinds Grille is sure to whet your appetite! breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at this family-friendly cafe. The staff are always friendly and the view of the runway is spectacular.
Adresse: 800 West Airport Road, Suite B, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 1613
Åpningstider: Sun-Tue 06.00-15.00; Wed-Sat 06.00-20.00

Tiny's Family Restaurant and Lounge

Tiny's is a mainstay in Payson for after hiking the Rim or breaking from a motorcycle ride. The small town diner has tasty breakfast with reasonable prices. Overall the decor is fashioned after eateries of the 1970s.
Adresse: 600 East State Highway 260, Payson, AZ
Telefon: +1 928 474 5429
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 06.00-21.00