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Living in Star Valley

Tucked away to the west of Payson, lies the charming community of Star Valley, Arizona. Here, the essence of community thrives, creating a vibrant and close-knit atmosphere. With its prime location beneath the awe-inspiring Mogollon Rim, Star Valley offers residents unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in nature’s beauty. What sets Star Valley apart are its spacious lots, tailor-made for horse enthusiasts, providing not just a home, but a gateway to adventure along the scenic trails of the Tonto National Forest.

Star Valley is located in Gila County, Arizona, USA. It lies immediately west of the town of Payson, nestled beneath the majestic Mogollon Rim. The elevation of Star Valley is about 5,000ft.

In Star Valley, Arizona, outdoor activities abound. You can explore scenic trails on horseback, hike in the nearby Tonto National Forest, or enjoy fishing in local lakes and streams. Community events and stargazing opportunities add to the charm of this vibrant town.

The weather in Star Valley, Arizona, typically follows the patterns of central Arizona. Summers are hot, with temperatures often reaching the 90s to low 100s Fahrenheit (32-38°C). Winters are cooler, with daytime temperatures averaging in the 50s to 60s Fahrenheit (10-20°C). Spring and fall bring milder temperatures and occasional rain showers.

Things to Do in Star Valley

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.