• Once I again I thank you for taking the time to visit rimcountrychamber.com. The Chamber now has 352 members and we will hit 400 by the end of the year! If you’re looking for events, attractions or if you’re in need of a local business or service then this is the website for you. Don’t forget to check out our event calendar and our 25th Annual Business Showcase web pages. This year’s event (4.8.17) is going to be the best showcase in Chamber history. So spend a few minutes checking out everything we have to offer or stop by 100 W Main St in Payson to check out our visitor center or you can call us at 928.474.4515. Again we thank you and invite you to come “Adventure where we live.” In Rim Country (Payson) Arizona!

    Chris Bertone

    Manager

    Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Payson

  • Payson is located in north central Arizona often called the “heart” of Arizona.  It is a beautiful 90-minute drive from the Phoenix metropolitan area and is known for its beauty and  many recreational opportunities.  The area enjoys a mild four season climate that attracts international as well as national visitors throughout the year.  Payson is rich in Western heritage, and hosts the “World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo”.  With approximately 30,000 residents, it offers the atmosphere of rural America along with most of the amenities of larger cities. 

    Payson was founded as Union Park in 1882. People in the area called it Green Valley until the post office was established. Then the postmaster, Frank C. Hise, named it for Senator Louis Edward Payson, who was the congressional chairman of  Post Office and Post Roads.

    It sits at the base of the majestic Mogollon Rim which is a 7,000-foot high, 200-mile long escarpment located in the world's largest Ponderosa Pine forest.  Payson’s  5,000 foot elevation provides the town with it pleasant climate and four mild seasons. A variety of mountain lakes and trout streams, hiking trails and campsites are easily accessible from Payson.   The area offers many outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and biking.

    Local attractions include Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Shoo-Fly Indian Archeological Site, Tonto Fish Hatchery, The Rim Country Museum and the Zane Grey Cabin. 

    Visit these links to find more information about:  Tourism & Events or Government.