Tonto Natural Bridge
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EXPLORE THE WILD

Are you an adventure enthusiast? Love to gas up the tank and create new memories? Do you love to shop for the perfect antique or spend a relaxing family weekend on the lake catching a dream fish? Gila County hosts incredible outdoor recreation, peaceful retreats, and hundreds of events that will leave a lasting impression on those who come to explore. We invite you to come and EXPLORE THE WILD.

Salt River Rafting

Before You Explore, Be Prepared!

Kid Rowing

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

This is the place where forests, lakes, deserts, and sky meet between 2,000 and 8,000 feet above sea level. The best part? It is only 90 minutes from the greater Phoenix area. Experience an afternoon hike, family camping trip, day on the lake, and so much more!

AREA AMENTITES

Gila County is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Arizona. From its dramatic elevation changes, you can experience everything between saguaro cactus and ponderosa pine. Find canyons, wildlife, wilderness areas and so much more!

Salt River Canyon
Roosevelt Lake

REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

Located in the Heart of Arizona, Gila County is welcoming, affordable, and beckons the adventurous soul to answer the call of the wild. Here, you live through your senses. Spend a weekend fishing Roosevelt Lake, hike through the Pinal Mountains, camp on the Mogollon Rim, or experience the past of our cultural centers. 

CALENDAR & EVENTS

Gila County has a wide variety of amazing special events and activities that provide fun for the whole family.  Everything from patriotic 4th of July events to rodeos and mud runs to Native American festivals and arts and entertainment.  Bring the family and come Explore the Wild in Gila County, Arizona!

Events in Gila County
Shopping in Gila County

SHOPPING IN GILA COUNTY

Unique boutique's and antique collectible shopping is a fun way to find art, furniture, or other unique items. Discover Gila County to find rare decor for your home or business.

Gila County is well known for its antiquing treasures.  Whether it be in the southern mining communities of Globe and Miami or in the northern mountain communities of Payson, Pine, Strawberry, and Rye, there are some great finds to be found!

ADVENTURE ITINERARIES

Whenever planning a trip, one of the first things you need to do before jumping in the car and heading out is to decide where you are going.  Granted not everyone likes to travel this way, but if you want to make sure you don't miss anything along the way here are some adventure itineraries to help you Explore the WILD to the fullest. 

Adventure Payson