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"Payson Arizona is located at the "heart" of Arizona and a pleasant 90-minute drive from the Phoenix metropolitan area, is renowned for its beauty, recreational opportunities and, more recently, its dynamic business environment.
At an elevation of 5,000 feet, the area enjoys a mild four-season climate that attracts international visitors year around. Rich in its Western heritage, Payson, with an average trade area population of some 24,500 - offers the atmosphere of rural America, with the amenities of a metropolis.
Nestled in the gently rolling hills of the majestic Mogollon Rima 7,000-foot, 200 mile long escarpmentPayson is minutes away from the seven Rim Lakes and countless trout streams. Popular outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. One of only three pure air ozone belts in the world, Payson sits on the edge of the world's largest stand of ponderosa pine.
Local attractions include the Tonto National Bridge, Shoo-Fly Indian Archaeological Site, Payson Exotic Zoo, Tonto Fish Hatchery, a llama ranch, a town-wide Christmas tree lighting cer-emony, and the new 45-acre Green Valley Park featuring three fishing lakes and space for many recreational activities. Payson also boasts the Recreational Fly-In Campground located at Payson Airport. Arizona's Rodeo Capital, Payson hosts the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo in August and the Spring Pro Rodeo in May. Other festivals occur throughout the year, including the Art and Craft shows, the June Bug Blues Festival, and the State Championship Fiddlers Contest in September."
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FYI: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park:
is the WORLD'S LARGEST NATURAL TRAVENTINE BRIDGE! It is 183 feet high, with a 400 foot long tunnel. Provides hiking trails, and ADA view points! for information call: (928) 476-4202
Other Contact: (928) 474-4554
Phone: (800) 678-3850
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