Gateway To The Copper Corridor


2019 Summer Gateway, Visitors Guide.


Discover Gila County

Explore the Wild at

Gateway magazine

is your quarterly update and

invite to visit Gila County and

explore the Copper Corridor;

for the most up-to-date details

about where to stay and

what to do while you’re here –


as a browser favorite,

and connect on the comprehensive

website’s companion

facebook and Instagram.

Launched by Gila County’s

Board of Supervisors during

the first quarter of 2019, the

stylish new website’s a portal

to outdoor adventure ranging

from the tall, cool pines of the

Rim Country towns of Payson

and Star Valley down through

our Copper Corridor heritage

here in Globe and Miami –

including travel and tourism

information about all three

Apache Nations (San Carlos,

Tonto, White Mountain); wilderness

areas, hiking trails,

unique local restaurants and

events throughout the Summer

and Fall of 2019.

Centrally-located Gila

County is truly the heart of

Arizona, with about 53,500

residents and 4,796 square

miles of desert, canyonlands

and lakes. Bookmark

as a

browser favorite; you’ll find

planned itineraries for threeday-weekend

trips that hit the

highlights for shopping, relaxed

hikes, Native American

culture and history – and outdoor

adventure. Gila County

has seven wilderness areas:

Hell’s Gate and the Mazatzal

canyons and forests offer

scenery that’s approachable,

yet remote enough for peace,

quiet and solitude. Arizona’s

majestic saguaro cacti? See

and photograph these desert

icons at our lowest elevations,

Gila County includes Sonoran

Desert at 2,000 feet above

sea level – proceeding up to

stately ponderosa pine forest

(the largest stand of ponderosa

pines on the planet!). Gila

County lures outdoor enthusiasts

choosing a place to live,

work - and enjoy the best mix

of Arizona’s desert, mountains

and lakes.

Where to Stay?

lists our biggest hotels, of

course – but gives equal space

to singular bed-and-breakfast

lodging in Pine-Strawberry,

Payson, Globe and Young.

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Gateway - Summer 2019

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