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.