May 23, 2012
Archers of all ages and skill levels are among the first folks invited into the arena as part of the 2012 Mountain High Games. Everyone registered to be in the archery contest gets to practice their shooting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, June 1. The 3D Archery Tournament is slated for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 2.
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Payson’s third annual Arizona Mountain High Games is a celebration of the great outdoors in the Rim Country. It is also part of the state’s official ongoing festivities marking the 100th anniversary of Arizona Statehood. The event has been sanctioned by the Arizona Office of Tourism as an official Arizona Centennial Event and is being promoted statewide. The Town of Payson, Rim Country Powersports and Digitell Verizon Wireless are sponsoring the three-day festival Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. Based at the Payson Event Center the activities will cover lots of ground with the ATV Trail Rides, a 5K Trail Run and Mountain Bike Races.