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About Arizona’s Rim Country

Payson, Arizona is located in northern Gila County.  This area is often referred to as the Rim Country.  Payson sits in the shadow of the Mogollon Rim, which is an extensive plateau at an elevation of 7300 fee.  This area is home to pine forests and pristine mountain lakes.  Payson is about a 90 minute drive from Phoenix, Flagstaff and Prescott. It is a paradise for people that enjoy the outdoors.  Enjoy year round activities such as hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding and more.

Fishing Tips

There are so many fishing opportunities to fish in the Mogollon Rim.  Trout are stocked here and there are stream-spawned fish here as well in many of the streams just below the Mogollon Rim.  There are several lower-elevation lakes, reservoirs and rivers that give anglers the opportunity to fish for warm water sport fish too.  It’s a unique destination with anglers being able to target multiple species of trout, bass, crappie and other panfish.

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Arizona’s Rim Country Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 1.5 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 1.25 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Guides & Charters available 0.75 1
Scenic 1 1
Quality lodging options 1 1
Dining options 1 1
Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc. 0.5 1
Positive Score 8.0
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 8.0
Highest Score Possible 10

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