36 days in Payson & Ridgefield Itinerary

36 days in Payson & Ridgefield Itinerary

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Payson
— 23 nights
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Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Ridgefield
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— 12 nights
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Payson

— 23 nights
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Payson: Winslow (Old Trails Museum, Standin' on the Corner Park, &more), Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and Fossil Springs Trail Head (in Pine). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Montezuma Well. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Mogollon Rim, take a memorable drive along Apache Trail Scenic Drive, stroll through Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery, and trek along Horton Creek Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Payson attractions planner.

Phoenix to Payson is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Phoenix in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Payson: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 63°F at night. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ridgefield.

Things to do in Payson

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ridgefield

— 12 nights
Ridgefield is a city in the pastoral, rolling-hills countryside of northern Clark County, Washington, in the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ridgefield side-trips: Toutle (Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mt St Helens Forest Learning Center, &more), Yacolt (Lucia Falls Regional Park, Pomeroy Living History Farm, &more) and Amboy (Coldwater Lake, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount St. Helens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, do a tasting at Gouger Cellars Winery and Restaurant, and try to win big at ilani.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ridgefield road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Payson to Ridgefield. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Payson in August since evenings lows in Ridgefield dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ridgefield

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips