The breathtaking landscape of Gila County has been in the works for decades. Natural forces carved attractions like the Salt River Canyon and the Tonto Natural Bridge while Native American cultures built civilizations like Besh-Ba-Gowah and Tonto National Monument. Experience all Gila Couty has to offer by viewing the regional attractions below!
Stretching 200 miles, the Mogollon Rim provides breathtaking views overlooking an expansive forest of pine trees. Experience fresh air more than 8,000 feet above sea level.
Roosevelt Lake is the largest lake in Arizona at 15, 560 surface acres. It is a favorite of avid anglers searching for the trophy largemouth bass along with smallmouth bass, channel catfish and crappie.
A dramatic southern skyline bordering the nearby city of Globe, the Pinal Mountains offer four-season recreation luring summer and winter hikers, birders, mountain bikers – and fall foliage photographers.
Native American Ruins
Ancient Indian Ruins are found throughout Arizona but some of the greatest concentrations of prehistoric cliff dwellings, ancient villages, and pueblos are in Gila County, Arizona.
Tonto Natural Bridge
It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point.
Devils Chasm Ruin
Perhaps the single most impressive ruin in the Sierra Anchas, and one of the least accessible. Visitors will find the trail hard and difficult to get there, but the pay off is truly a WILD experience.
Goat Camp Ruin
Goat Camp Ruin is located in Payson and was occupied from about 750 to 1280 AD. The site was originally a Hohokam colony that continued to be occupied through the Classic Period.
These ruins are a hilltop fortification near the town of Gisela, Arizona. The ruins are composed of a main circle surrounded by many individual rooms. Left behind by the ancient Salado's.
Is a large pueblo ruin containing nine masonry buildings constructed between 1250 and 1350 A.D. by the pre-Columbian Mogollon culture. Located on the White Mountain Apache Lands.
Pueblo Canyon Ruins
It has been suggested that this may have been the remnants of an older or hybrid community that managed to cling to its traditions after the larger area was occupied by the Salado.
From remote picturesque back roads to stories about outlaws and their hideouts, Gila County is the central gateway to some of the more entertaining interpretive centers in Arizona