This One Little Arizona Town Is A Nature Lover’s Dream
By Katie Lawrence|Published February 28, 2020
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
The Grand Canyon State is full of natural wonders, but few cities have a higher concentration than Payson. This mid-sized town of just over 15,000 is a hidden oasis in Northern Arizona, with everything from a 300-million-year-old fossil site to the magical Mogollon Rim.