The Town of Payson, nestled among the majestic mountains
of the Mogollon Rim, a 7,000 foot, 200 mile long escarpment,
is located at the intersection of State Routes 87 and 260, 90
miles north of the Phoenix metro area and 90 miles south of
the City of Flagstaff. Payson, surrounded by the Tonto
National Forest and the world’s largest stand of virgin
Ponderosa Pines, is graced with spectacular natural beauty.
At an elevation of 5,000 feet, the area enjoys a mild climate
that accommodates year-round outdoor exploration.
Residents and tourists alike enjoy snow covered, fragrant pine
trees while cross-country skiing in the winter and extremely
pleasant temperatures in the spring, summer and fall while
they hunt, fish or hike.
As of the 2019 U.S. Census, the population of the Town of
Payson was 15,813. Payson residents enjoy full-service public
safety departments, a water utility, parks and recreation,
library, and community development among other