The Greenest Spot In Arizona Will Transport You To A Lush New World

Newcomers and travelers to the area sometimes have a notion that Arizona is all desert. Natives know that’s just not the case. In fact there are lush, green spots all over the Grand Canyon State. If you need proof, or are just in need of a change of scenery, then head to the Mogollon Rim.

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The Mogollon Rim in Arizona is one of the greenest places in the state. If you’d like to visit and stay a while, some nearby cities and towns to the Rim are Payson, Show Low, Alpine, Sedona and Pinetop-Lakeside.

The Visitors Center is located on the south side of Highway 260, approximately 32 miles east of Payson and 27 miles west of Heber/Overgaard. It’s open primarily during the summer season. In 2018, the posted hours are May 18 through Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday. Learn more at this link on the official website of the U.S. Forest Service.

Discover 14 of the best things to do along the Mogollon Rim in this previous article.