Local Attractions

Our cabin is located in the gorgeous Mogollon Rim in Arizona. It is less than a half-hour drive away from the towns of Payson, Pine, and Strawberry, Arizona. Here are just a few of the local attractions and outdoor activities:

Tonto Natural Bridge
Tonto Natural Bridge is an impressive stone formation located just north of Payson, Arizona. The entrance to the park is about 10 miles north of Payson along highway 87. There are two paths down. The bridge itself is an amazing site with a stream passing underneath and waterfalls pouring from above. The park also features other hiking trails, picnic areas, and a gift shop.

Fossil Springs
Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs are little-known wonders of the "rim country" of central Arizona. As this scenic canyon approaches the base of the Mogollon Rim, it suddenly transforms from a rather typical high desert canyon to an amazing water wonderland. Directions: Turn left on Fossil Creek Road (FR708) at Strawberry Lodge in the town of Strawberry. Go 4 miles west on a dirt road. Turn right and progress .5 miles to the trailhead parking lot.

Pine-Strawberry Museum
Tucked just beneath Arizona's Backbone, the famed Mogollon Rim, the Pine-Strawberry Museum in Pine, Arizona, was opened in 1979 for the purpose of displaying artifacts relative to the prehistory and history of Pine and its twin among the pines, Strawberry. Located on rout 87 near Payson. Call 928-476-3547 for more information.

Railroad Tunnel Trail TR390
Directions:  go north through Whispering pines past the first fork in the road (keep going straight) until you come to the next road that turns right on FR 32 (see sign to Washington Park).  Drive about 5 miles on gravel road to Washington Park trailhead parking lot.  Once on the trail, watch for small sign on the trail that goes to the right up a steeper climb to the railroad tunnel.  After resting at the tunnel, you can continue your hike to the top of the rim (trail continues to the left of the tunnel).  At the top of the rim across the rim road you will see a historical marker that describes the battle of "Big Dry Wash" where 16 to 27 warriors were killed.  If you follow the road 1 mile further north you come to "General Springs Cabin" which was build in 1918 and used for many years as a fire guard station.  A nearby spring was named after General George Crook who used the spring while traveling the old Fort Apache Camp Verde military road.  This cabin has been preserved for historical significance.  The total hike from the parking lot at Washington Park trailhead up to the Railroad tunnel and on to General Springs Cabin and back is about 3 hours.  Take water to drink and wear good shoes.

Cinch Hook Sno-Park
(Also know as the "gravel pit") is the premier family fun place to sled or go tubing. Inflatables or light-weight plastic sleds are the only devices permitted. No snow boards, skis, wood or metal sledding devices are allowed. Open seven days per week from sunrise to sunset.  Portable toilets and a trash dumpster is provided. The park is located just 7.3 miles north of Strawberry on the south side of the road.