Payson Area Campgrounds

Payson, Arizona

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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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Camping Arizona

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)

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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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Payson
Additional Use: Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest; Tonto National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Payson Area Campgrounds

Recent Trail Reviews

7/28/2004
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7/2/2002
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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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