The Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation programs for both community members and visitors throughout the year. Unless otherwise specified, registration is completed through our Department either at 1000 W. Country Club Drive, Payson, AZ 85541, or online @ www.paysonparks.com.
Event Center to Peach Orchard Trailhead
Saturday, June 16 @ 8:00 AM
Views of the Mazatzal Mountain Range, along with riparian areas and old mining ruins. Participants will meet at the south side of the Event Center. Shuttle service will be provided, to transport hikers back to the Event Center at the end of the hike. Rocky terrain with a few hills. Moderate level, 4mi.
Houston Loop Trail - 5 mi. Moderate level
Saturday, July 7 @ 8:00 AM
Enjoy the breathtaking views and historic sites on the Houston Loop Trail. Participants will meet at the intersection of Mayfield Canyon Road and Highway 260 in Star Valley (drive in ½ mile to park vehicles).
Houston Trail to Flat Rock - 2 mi. Moderate level
Saturday, August 11 @ 8:00 AM
The hike starts at the Houston Mesa Trailhead; which is 1 mile east on Houston Mesa Road from Highway 87. This is a shorter hike, great for the whole family!