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Peace in the Pines

Living in Happy Jack

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Arizona’s high country, Happy Jack holds a rich tapestry of history and natural splendor. Long before its modern settlement, this area was frequented by Native American tribes, enriching the land with their presence. In the late 19th century, pioneers arrived, drawn by the allure of the untouched wilderness and the promise of a new beginning. Today, Happy Jack exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere, embodying its namesake with a spirit of joy and contentment. Surrounded by the expansive vistas of the Coconino National Forest, Happy Jack offers a sanctuary for those seeking solace in nature’s embrace. Whether you’re exploring its storied past, venturing into the great outdoors, or simply basking in the tranquility of mountain life, Happy Jack beckons with endless possibilities for adventure and discovery.

In The Heart of Arizona

Hiking Trails

Explore the diverse hiking trails of Payson, AZ, where scenic vistas and rugged landscapes await adventurers of all levels.

Camping Spots

Discover camping spots nestled amidst the natural beauty of Payson, AZ, offering a perfect retreat under the stars.

The Mogollon Rim

The Mogollon Rim is a majestic geological feature, gracing Arizona's landscape with its towering cliffs and sweeping vistas.


Tee off amidst the landscapes of Payson, AZ, where golfers can enjoy pristine courses against the backdrop of the mountain scenery.

Local Parks

Discover the natural beauty of Payson, AZ, through its charming local parks, where visitors can unwind, picnic, and explore.

The Rodeo

Payson proudly states that they hold "The World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo" right here in Rim Country.

Roosevelt Lake

Roosevelt Lake is often referred to as the best bass fishing lake in all of Arizona. Come out and drop a line.

Community Events

From the 4th of July to Christmas parades and everything in between, Payson is known for it's special events.

Tonto Natural Bridge

Known as the largest travertine bridge in the world, the Tonto Natural Bridge is simply breathtaking.