Golf Club Chaparral Pines

You can’t go wrong with golf courses in Payson. Chaparral Pines offers views of Ponderosa Pine trees, a 27,000 square foot clubhouse, and even a dog park! Be sure to check ahead of time to inquire about membership requirements.

The Rim Golf Club

The Rim Golf Club is another course with plenty of amenities, spectacular views, and quality golf, a fitness center, and a pool so you can get a full day’s worth of activities. Be sure to check ahead of time to inquire about membership requirements.

Payson Golf Course Inc

With 18 holes, events, and dining at the on-site Fairway’s restaurant, you’ll be fully entertained with this extensive golf course. You’ll also be surrounded by rolling hills and various wildlife like geese and elk. Be sure to check ahead of time to inquire about membership requirements.

East Verde River and Park

Located in the same region as the Water Wheel Falls, you can explore the East Verde River area’s red rocks, rugged terrain, and beautiful views you won’t find anywhere else! The park has easy river access to a beautiful stretch of boulders, greenery, and the lovely sound of the water’s flow.

Annual Payson Wildlife Fair

Bring your fishing pole and your mindset to get hands-on with wildlife you may only typically see on the TV screen. Admission to this annual “carnival of wildlife” is free, and you can get up close and personal with wildlife like snakes, birds, and even alligators!

Payson Area Trails System

Those looking for a peaceful, outdoor stroll or a challenge with rewarding views can find both in Payson! You can see all your options and map your route whether for walking, biking, or off-roading with the Payson Area Trails System map. 

Green Valley Park

Green Valley Park offers stunning views and activities like fishing and kayaking during the summer season. During the winter season, you may even catch a view of the official national bird of the U.S.: bald eagles. Enjoy the great outdoors at this amenity-packed park in Payson!

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park located near Payson is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts and people looking for photo opps. Explore hiking trails, feed the fish at the Tonto Fish Hatchery, or take in the historic charm at the Goodfellow Lodge. 

Hellsgate Wilderness Area

Just outside of Payson, you’ll find Hellsgate Wilderness. Don’t be fooled by the name, you’ll find peaceful scenery and have access to 13 trails. Be sure to check in advance to plan your trip!

Water Wheel Falls

Water Wheel Falls is a gem waiting to be explored! This is described as a simple hike with breathtaking views, but be sure to check beforehand for weather conditions and make proper preparations before embarking on your adventure.