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Zane Grey Cabin

  • Zane Grey Cabin and Museum
  • The original Zane Grey Cabin was destroyed by fire
  • Replica of Zane Grey's Cabin in Payson


  • Popular Western author, Zane Grey, was a frequent visitor to Arizona and had a cabin on the Mogollon Rim near Payson.
  • Over the years, the original cabin fell into disrepair but was rebuilt and turned into a museum for visitors. In 1990, it was destroyed by fire but a replica was built in Payson to honor the writer and his work.

Zane Grey Cabin


Novelist, Zane Grey, fell in love with Arizona during a visit to Grand Canyon. He later built a cabin on the Mogollon Rim near Payson and spent several weeks a year at this hideaway. In 1929, Grey returned with a Hollywood crew to film a documentary about bear hunting. Unfortunately, he missed bear season and officials refused to bend the rules to accommodate the film. As a result, the author never returned to the state.
Over the years, Grey's cabin fell into disrepair but a Phoenix businessman restored the cabin in the 1960s and opened it to the public as a museum. In 1990, the Dude Fire destroyed the historic building. The Zane Grey Cabin Foundation raised funds to build a replica of the cabin and in 2003, the project was completed. The replica cabin/museum is located in Payson, about 25 miles from the original site.

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Come visit us! Zane Grey Cabin Museum, Payson, AZ - 85541,US

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