Mogollon Rim Visitor Center

Area Status: Open

Perched on the edge of the Mogollon Rim, this visitor's center offers spectacular views of the forested mountains, lakes, and valleys to the south. Inside this diminutive log cabin, travelers are welcomed by a helpful, friendly staff as well as displays and information on topics of local interest.

Open primarily during the summer season, visitors will find a responsive staff available to answer questions about the area, informative literature, and gifts and souvenirs relating to the forest, history, and geology of the Rim. Many educational items are available for sale through Arizona Natural History Association, a cooperating not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting public agencies with interpretation and educational programs and promoting general respect for the public lands in the Southwest.  

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Open Season: May 26, 2023
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: The visitor's center is located on the south side of Highway 260 approximately 32 miles east of Payson and 27 miles west of Heber/Overgaard
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


The Mogollon Rim Visitor's Center is easily accessed off on Highway 260 via a paved access road and large parking lot.  The building is fully ADA accessible.


The log-cabin style visitor's center is located on the south side of Highway 260 approximately 32 miles east of Payson and 27 miles west of Heber/Overgaard.


Ample paved parking is available and accessible to vehicles of all sizes. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

The Mogollon Rim Visitor's Center is located adjacent to the General Crook Trail

Hours of Operation: The visitor’s center and it’s adjacent amenities are closed during the winter

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Visitor Programs

Interpretive programs are offered at the Mogollon Rim Visitor's Center throughout the summer months.

Interpretive Areas



Interpretive Site:
Picnic tables:
Accessible: this building is fully ADA accessible

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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