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Rim Country - Arizona's Favorite Playground

We work hard to keep it safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Explore this site and learn about what we do. We are volunteers who do this because we love the outdoors and wish to give something back.

Please consider a donation to help support our efforts. We volunteer our time, skills, and considerable personal equipment. However, specialized rescue equipment, medical equipment, and specialized training take significant amounts of our annual budget. We are not publicly funded, and rely on the goodness of those who live in and visit this wonderful area.

Our General Membership meeting is held once a month on the 2nd Thursday of the month and is held at the Payson Library Meeting room in Rumsey Park at 7:00 PM. Everyone welcome!

If you have an emergency, we can't be dispatched until the Gila County Sheriff's Office dispatches us. The fastest way to make that happen is to call 911.

Thank You!




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Clinging To Hope

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Rescue Ends In Tragedy
Sabino Canyon Recreational area located in the Catalina Mountain Range North East of Tucson.




Fossil Creek!

Coming March 1, 2016: Spring and Summer Season Parking Reservations at Fossil Creek!

Starting this May, a reservation will be required for all vehicles entering the Fossil Creek Wild & Scenic River area during the high season (May 1 through October 1, 2016).

Fossil Creek Summer Map and Guide New! Spring-Summer Fossil Creek Recreation Guide May 1 - October 1, 2016 (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Tired of fighting the crowds at Fossil Creek? Do you cringe at the idea waking up at the crack of dawn in a rush to get a parking spot at your favorite swimming hole?

Annoyed at being turned away at the end of a long drive in the summer heat because Fossil Creek is full?
Starting March 1, you'll be able to reserve a parking spot at the parking area of your choice for your day at the creek! Focus on the fun, not the frustration.

A drastic increase in use and over-crowded conditions at the Fossil Creek area has created serious traffic problems and safety issues for you and other visitors to the area. In order to alleviate these issues and give everyone a more fun and pleasant experience, the Red Rock Ranger District is implementing a reservation system for parking at the the day use picnic sites and trailheads in the Fossil Creek and Springs area.

|Starting May 1, 2016, a reserved parking permit will be required to park in the Fossil Creek area. The reservation system will be available March 1, 2016 on Recreation.gov. Updates will be posted here as information becomes available.






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So you want to join Tonto Rim Search and Rescue?

Anyone interested in volunteering with Tonto Rim Search and Rescue should contact Sergeant Dennis Newman with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office at 928-595-1022.

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