Payson Area Campgrounds

Payson, Arizona 85541

Payson Area Campgrounds

Payson Area Campgrounds Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Just an hour-and-a-half drive from Phoenix, the Payson area is a popular summer retreat. The Mazatzal Wilderness, one of the largest in the state, bounds the area on the west. Containing the northern half of the Mazatzal Mountains, this craggy range has miles of hiking trails for the backcountry walker. The smaller Hellsgate Wilderness contains Tonto and Haigler Creeks, which form deep, rugged canyons.

Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Clints Well, Blue Ridge, Rock Crossing, Kehl Springs, Knoll Lake, Houston Mesa, Lower Tonto Creek, Upper Tonto Creek, Ponderosa, Christopher Creek, Sharp Creek, Valentine Ridge."

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7/2/2002
Horton Springs Trail near Christopher Creek, AZ is a nice 3 mile trail along Horton Creek. its a easy to moderat trail with plenty of views of the Mollogon Rim. If you are realy quite you can see alot of wild life while hiking. At the end of the Horton Springs trail is where the Spring comes out of the ground. Nice camping at the spring or you can camp at the trial head. If you have lots of time I recomend you hike to the top of the Mollogon Rim for some great Views.
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Trail Information

Payson
Nearby City
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
Coconino National Forest; Tonto National Forest
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