Rim Road

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4.8/5 (13 reviews)
Payson, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 05/24/2023

Trail Information

Highlights

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

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (13)
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/06/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The road was in excellent shape. No issues at all. Great views from the rim as always.
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17900
Open
Visited: 05/24/2023

Time to get on the trail
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17900
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/29/2021

Closed for the season Mongollon Rim Trail Closures
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/18/2021

This trail is closed for the season! See you in 2022!
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17900
Open
Visited: 07/17/2021

Coconino forest reports 'Open'.

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