• Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Here you will find all the information you are looking for and everything Rim Country has to offer. Looking to relocate? Check out our new Real Estate tab with the Best of Rim Country’s Real Estate Agents and a few of their properties. Looking for something to do? Check out our event calendar or the Town of Payson’s event calendar tab. How about moving or starting a business? We have the economic development link for you right here on our home page. On behalf of the entire Chamber team and the Towns of Payson, Star Valley, Christopher Creek, Kohls Ranch, Pine, Strawberry, Tonto Basin, Young & all the wonderful peopIe of Gila County invite you to “Adventure Where We Live” and thank you again for stopping by.




    Lance Porter

    Chamber President

    Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Christopher Creek

  • Christopher Creek, at an elevation of 5,900 feet, is just 22 miles east of Payson and is nestled below the majestic Mogollon Rim on the banks of spring fed Christopher Creek.

    The Mogollon Rim, a towering escarpment of Red Rock heaves gloriously with it's zig zag cliffs and ledges for 200 hundred miles. Our area was made famous by author Zane Grey who wrote about this mystical wild Tonto Country.

    Located among the worlds largest stand of Ponderosa pines, the pure air smells of sweet pine. Wildlife of all kinds inhabit this rugged area and it isn't uncommon to see Elk, deer, turkey, squirrels, or rabbits roaming the countryside.

    Several settlements lie close by Tonto Creek, one of the most popular places in Rim Country — thanks to the spring-fed stream the Arizona Department of Game and Fish stocks copiously with trout all summer long. Christopher Creek has rental cabins, a lazy stream, a bar/restaurant, a couple of churches and 156 laid back residents, mainly retirees and secondhome owners. Several residents this year showed up for the taping of a television show in Payson to recount their backyard sightings of the famed Mogollon Monster, Rim Country’s own kissing cousin of Bigfoot.

    Just down the road historic Kohl’s Ranch rents cabins and condos perched on the banks of Tonto Creek, which runs through the Fish Hatchery upstream, past a small subdivision and Camp Tontozona and then on into the rugged Hellsgate Wilderness. Kohl’s

    Ranch has grassy areas on the banks of the creek and a rustic, resort-minded restaurant.

    For more information please visit:  www.christophercreekarizona.com