Rim Road

4.9/5 (17 reviews)
You will not even believe you are in Arizona if you drive on the Rim Road. You will travel through two Arizona national forests but this area looks more like Colorado as you travel along at 7,000+ feet all day. In fact, you'll see sights from the rim that are only surpassed by the Grand Canyon an...Read More
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Highlights of Rim Road

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Iconic Category IconIconic
Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
7945 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
05/15 - 11/15
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
300
Nearest Town
Payson
Nearest Services
Payson
Management Agency
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest & Coconino National Forest
District
Lakeside, Black Mesa and Mogollon Rim Ranger Districts

Overview

You will not even believe you are in Arizona if you drive on the Rim Road. You will travel through two Arizona national forests but this area looks more like Colorado as you travel along at 7,000+ feet all day. In fact, you'll see sights from the rim that are only surpassed by the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Plan on spending a good long day on this road as you'll stop frequently to smell the pine, listen to the wind rustling through the trees, and be stunned by the scenic vistas that await you. Just bought a four-wheeler? Looking for a passenger car appropriate adventure? The Rim Trail has everything you need. Need a cool place to camp? You'll find hundreds of developed, and even more dispersed camping spots in these two forests. Keep a sharp eye out for the abundant elk, and an elusive black bear that inhabit these woods.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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64 Waypoints
194 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
17 Community Reviews
1 Video
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