To enjoy the cooler weather from a different perspective, there is always horseback riding and off-roading.
The only stable renting horses and holding trail rides year-round is Kohl's Stables, located behind Kohl's Ranch Lodge.
The facility is about 18 miles east of Payson on Highway 260.
Trail rides can last one, two or three hours, and if the conditions are right, half-day rides are also available.
The stable has 24 horses and rides leave every hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $25 for those over six. For more information, call 478-0030.
If seeing a little more territory is your interest, get in touch with the people at Payson Adventures for outback tours that range from as little as 30 to 90 minutes to more than three hours. The cost for shorter tours is $29 to $65, with the long ride costing $69.
Included in every tour is an adventure in storytelling as well. For more information, call 468-0064.