Mogollon Rim

The Mogollon Rim is a rugged escarpment that forms the southern limit of the Colorado Plateau. It extends across the entire forest (and much of the state) and provides phenomenal views. Dropping as much as 2,000 feet in some areas, the Rim provides some of the most far-reaching scenery in Arizona. Views stretch from its rocky precipice to Four Peaks of the Mazatzals northeast of Phoenix.

Needless to say, sightseeing is a favorite activity along the Rim, but this forest area also boasts a historic system of hiking and horseback trails, a couple of picturesque lakes for boating and fishing, and backcountry skiing for wilderness adventurers.

At a glance

  • The Rim Road, Forest Road 300, is a scenic road along the Mogollon Rim, following General Crook Trail.
  • The Mogollon Rim extends approximately 200 miles from the New Mexico border westward through Arizona.
  • The Mogollon Rim is as much as 2,000 feet above the basin below.
  • The Mogollon Rim forms the boundary between the Coconino and Tonto National Forests.
  • Strawberry, Pine, Payson, and Clints Well are Rim Country communities in or near the Coconino National Forest.

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