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Getting There -- Ariz. 87, the Beeline Highway, connects Payson to Phoenix and Winslow. Ariz. 260 runs east from Payson, climbing the Mogollon Rim and continuing into the White Mountains.

Visitor Information -- Contact the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, 100 W. Main St., Payson (tel. 800/672-9766 or 928/474-4515; www.rimcountrychamber.com).

Special Events -- Held every year since 1884 (when it started as a friendly gathering of local ranchers and cowboys), the August Doins Rodeo claims to be the world's oldest continuous rodeo. The rodeo is held the third weekend in August.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.