STAR GAZING IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA
Residents of Gila County love to boast that the area surrounding the Mogollon Rim occupies one of only three pure air ozone belts in the world. What that means is some major stargazing!
The Town of Payson went a step further and created a dark sky ordinance that practically ensures that you’ll see constellations like Andromeda and Scorpius, not to mention planets like Venus, Mars, and Saturn.
The night sky is a spectacular scene, sprinkled with an abundance of glittering stars, planets, and nebulae. Everyone says "WOW!" when they look through the telescope or lay out under the stars.
So come for the adventure during the day and others stay for the "WOW" at night! Whatever you choose, Gila County will not disappoint you if you are a star lover!