The town of Payson lies to the east of the rugged Mazatzal Wilderness. One of the larger communities in the area, it contains all services for trail users.


Access

  • Mile 388.2 – Payson is 30 miles North on Hwy 87.
  • Payson Map is below.

Elevation

  • 5,000

Population

  • 15,301

Post Office

  • 100 West Frontier Street, 85541, (928) 474-2972

Internet

  • Payson Public Library (328 N. Mclane Rd.), (928) 474-9260

Grocery

  • Bashas’ (142 Arizona 260), (928) 474-4495
  • Safeway (401 Arizona 260), (928) 472-8208

Food

  • El Rancho Restaurant (200 S. Beeline Hwy.), (928) 474-3111. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to satisfy the post-trail craving for Mexican food.
  • Beeline Cafe (815 S. Beeline Hwy.), (928) 474-9960. Cash-only café that serves up homestyle fare.
  • Gerardo’s Italian Bistro (512 N. Beeline Hwy.), (928) 468-6500. Italian food, salads, sandwiches, and wood-fired pizzas.
  • Ayothaya Thai Café (404 E. State Hwy 260), (928) 474-1112. Thai cuisine and sushi with vegetarian options.

Lodging

  • Majestic Mountain Inn (602 Arizona Hwy. 260), (800) 408-2442
  • America’s Best Value Inn (811 S. Beeline Hwy.), (928) 474-2283

Urgent Care

  • Banner Payson Medical Center Emergency Room (807 S Ponderosa St), 24hrs, (928) 474-3222
  • STATClinix: Urgent Care (101 East, AZ-260 Suite G), Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm, (928) 478-8905

Outdoor Gear

  • 87 Cyclery (907 S. Beeline Hwy.), (928) 478-6203
  • Payson General Store (102 East Main St.), 928-474-3656

Feed Store

  • Payson Feed And Pet (101 W. Aero Dr.), (928) 474-4165

Massage

  • A Simple Touch (805 E. Hwy. 260), (928) 978-4787

Area Attractions

Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin (700 Green Valley Parkway), (928) 474-3483
Rim Country Museum contains exhibits about Tonto Apache, pioneers and settlers, ranchers and miners, and the towns of Payson, Strawberry, and Pine. Zane Grey wrote 57 novels, 28 of them set in Arizona. This is a replica of his original cabin, which burned down in the Dude Fire of 1990.


Gateway Community Map

Payson Map