Adventures Galore Beyond the Resort

So much to see and do!

We’re conveniently located near AZ Route 260, so hop in the car and go do everything you want to. It’s a great day to explore!

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Just off State Route 87 outside of Payson, Tonto Natural Bridge is a natural arch that is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. Most natural arches are sandstone or limestone, so this geologic formation is a rarity. Hike the trails, see the waterfall, and photograph animals, birds, and insects.

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Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery

Trout cannot reproduce in lakes or ponds because they require cold clear-running perennial streams. Thus, most trout in Arizona are stocked from a hatchery like this one. Come see how it’s done. It’s fascinating! A worthwhile trip for adults and youngsters alike.

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Green Valley Park

Fish in three lovely lakes in Green Valley Park, 43 acres of greenspace at the end of historic Main Street in nearby Payson. Enjoy picnicking, play areas, and seasonal events in this peaceful community park.

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Water Wheel Falls Hiking Trail

A short riverside hike beside the East Verde River in Payson with some rock scrambling to reach a waterfall, popular for family day trips. Dog friendly!

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Shoofly Indian Ruins

Step back in time when you take a self-guided tour of a Native American village occupied from 1000 – 1250 AD. The village contains about 79 structures, the foundations of which are still visible today.

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Naco Paleo Site

Hike and find fossils of the ancestors of modern-day fish, reptiles, and insects, just 10 miles west of Payson on Hwy 260. Kids love it! Dogs are okay too.

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Mogollon Rim

Mogollon Rim Country is a 200 mile chain of mountains with awe-inspiring scenic views overlooking a forest of pine trees. The rim is a true geological wonder comprised of sedimentary, volcanic and metamorphic rock from prehistoric times.

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Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin

Zane Grey, the most popular Western writer of all time, built his original hunting lodge in 1921. A succession of unfortunate events caused the original and two others to fall into disrepair. A replica was dedicated in 2005. See historical artifacts in the museum, tour the cabin, and take home an armload of Zane Grey’s books. Worth every penny!

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Mazatzal Casino

The friendliest casino in Arizona is in the cool mountain town of Payson. Play the slots, black jack, and poker, use your Rewards Card, dine at two great restaurants, have a cocktail at the sports bar, see exciting live shows, and go home a winner!

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Tonto Apache Tribal Gym

Swim at the gym! Indoor pool, sauna, and swimming lessons in Payson. Open to the public!

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Payson Golf Club

Play 18 holes amid the towering Ponderosa pines. Meet Bernie, Payson’s very own bald eagle that truly makes Payson Golf Club unique. Have lessons with a professional and lunch or dinner at the Fairways Café. Payson Golf Club offers 10% off posted rates for
Active & Retired Military, Fire, Police, & Seniors over 60.

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Shopping Near Star Valley

Lots of places to shop in nearby Payson, including

Healthcare and Hospitals

When you make your home at W Ranch Resort, you are never far away from quality healthcare.

  • Banner Payson Medical Center
    Hospital with Emergency Room.
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  • Payson VA Clinic
    For veterans, their families, and caregivers.
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How about a Steak, Mexican food, classic American fare, Thai cuisine, Pizza, Deli, Donuts, Seafood and plenty of others. There are lots of restaurants near Star Valley! Try them all!

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W Ranch Resort
16 N Star Vale Drive
Star Valley, AZ 85541

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(928) 474-4242