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Payson Arizona River Running Guide

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Payson, Arizona is a pretty tourist town at the base of the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona. Payson is located 100 miles northeast of Phoenix on Hwy 87 and 115 miles south of Flagstaff.  It is nicely situated between cooler mountain climes to the north and rugged desert to the south. Travel 30 miles north and you are on top of the Mogollon Rim at about 7,500 feet in tall Ponderosa Pine forests. Head 30 miles south and you are in the heart of the central deserts or enjoying Roosevelt Lake.

 

Near Payson are 3 National Forests. Coconino and Sitgreaves National Forests incorporate the higher elevation mountains and forests. Tonto National Forest incorporates the lower elevation deserts and the Verde and Salt River reservoir systems. About 60 miles northwest is Camp Verde in the Verde Valley.

 
 

Paddlesports Schools:

Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School
Located in:
Forks of Salmon, CA

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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
Located in:
West Glacier, MT

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River/Guide school Great Northern Resort has a 36 year history of providing whitewater and fishing trips on (more...)
 
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River Shuttle Services:

Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Hell’s Canyon Shuttle, Inc. is a family owned business and has been providing the rafting community of (more...)
 
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Paddlesports Shops:

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Located in:
Bend, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe has the largest selection of whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, recreational (more...)
 
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