Brody Hills

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3.5/5 (9 reviews)
Payson, Arizona (Gila County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021

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Rock hunting in Arizona is a popular outdoor activity and if you're lucky it can also be a very rewarding experience. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to begin. Outside of Payson, Arizona there is a little-known trail that leads to an absolute wonder for rockhounds of all ages. The trail is hidden along the old Fire Control Road just below the Mogollon Rim, offering spectacular views while traveling to the parking area. Once you walk a very short distance, you will begin to notice the ground is made up of round rocks of all different sizes. Billions of them are covering the surrounding hills. The almost perfectly round rocks covering the ground are geodes that are sometimes hollow and contain crystals in all kinds of different colors. So pack a lunch and head down this short trail for some epic rock hounding in Arizona.
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