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Welcome to the Discover Gila County IDA Tourism website
 
  • Aspen Lined Mountain Roads
  • In Arizona Rodeo Starts Young - Might Young!
  • Business Section Down Town Miami, Arizona circa 1910-1920
  • Canoe-boat-dock-on-lake
  • Beautiful flower on Creek
  • Fall colors on trees along hiking path
  • A monarch butterfly on a flower
  • Peaceful river with Fall colored trees along banks
  • Riders lined up for rodeo start
  • The Salt River Canyon in Southern Gila County
  • Beautiful Fall colors on trees along peaceful Lake
  • Old tree stump in mountain lake
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"Gila County - from desert to mountains and so much more!"

   Here in Gila County, we know that you don't want to waste your money on tourist traps, so we'll do our best to make sure you have a good time at affordable rates while you are visiting Gila County. We have interesting sites to see, great food to eat, and comfortable places to stay. In fact, we have some of the best in the world and it's all within a two-hour drive between the southern and northern portions of Gila County. You can also feel safe in Gila County, knowing that you're vacationing in a rural area where folks care about one another. We'll work hard to make sure that you have a good time in our back yard.

   Gila County is a diverse place, and is naturally divided from the deserts in the south to the alpine forested mountains in the north, along the Mogollon Rim. This natural division is significant because almost everything is Gila County is divided along these lines. For this reason, we have divided the information about the scenic and recreational attractions, dining opportunities, and hospitality accommodations into Northern and Southern Gila County areas, rather than by cities and towns. While there is also a Central Gila County, and we do have some listings for it, most of the things you do will likely be in or near Payson or Globe, the two main cities in the County; Globe being the principle city in Southern Gila County and the county seat, and Payson, in Northern Gila County, being the largest city in the county and the gateway to the mountains of central and northern Arizona.

   We invite you to come for a weekend or an extended stay and see what we have to offer. We know you won't be disappointed when you come to visit our wonderful county. In fact, we hope you'll be so happy that, like many others, you'll return year after year.

Come visit Gila County - We've got it all!



Information about this Discover Gila County website and the Gila County Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

Information about this Discover Gila County website and the Gila County Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

   This website serves to inform visitors about the recreational opportunities in Gila County, Arizona and to inform vistors about the Gila County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) whose goal is to bring business and tourism to Gila County for the benefit of those who live here and those who visit and recreate here in Gila County, Arizona.

Information about the great things to see and do in Gila County

Information about the great things to see and do in Gila County

   There are so many more things to see and do in Gila County than in other places because of the natural diversity of the landscape. In the south you'll find the painted deserts and in the north you'll find alpine forested mountains. You'll also find large water recreation spots, especially Roosevelt Lake in the center of the county.

   Whether you're into camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, 4 wheeling, hunting, or other outdoor sports or exploring, we've got some of the best places in the world right here in Gila County, Arizona. We also have scenic drives and many ancient Native American ruins to explore.

 

Information about the great places to eat in Gila County

Information about the great places to eat in Gila County

   Eating out in Gila County can be a very satisfying experience. Some of the best Mexican food found anywhere can be had in every part of the county, but we also have lots of other restaurants serving up cuisine ranging from Italian food to Chinese food and more. You'll also find some of the best barbecue anywhere. In either end of the county, we have two casinos that have high quality restaurants that are inexpensive.

 

Information about the great places to stay while visiting Gila County

Information about the great places to stay while visiting Gila County

   Gila County has good, safe places to stay while you're visiting here with us. We have the standard hotel and motel chains that you've come to rely on in your travels and we have some outstanding bed and breakfast establishments that really cater to you. The folks at these lodging facilities will make your stay here in Gila County as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

 

Information about how to cotact this website for more information on Gila County and the great things to do here

Information about how to contact this website for more information on Gila County and the great things to do here

   We would love to hear from you and we have several ways for you to get in touch with us. First, there's email - We have a simple form mail that you can fill out to reach us. All emails are read by a human being who lives in Gila County and really cares about your questions.

   You can also reach us using good old snail mail. Our address is at the bottom of every page of our website. In case you missed it, it is:

Gila County Industrial Development Authority
P.O. Box 127
Claypool, Arizona 85532

 
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