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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

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Address: off Hwy 87, just 10 miles north of Payson, Payson, AZ 85547
Phone Number: 928 476-4202
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Worth every penny and minute

Nice park facility and the bridge is huge and amazing! Viewing areas at the top are still fantastic for those that aren't up to the steep hike to the bottom. The entrance is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Nice park facility and the bridge is huge and amazing! Viewing areas at the top are still fantastic for those that aren't up to the steep hike to the bottom. The entrance is pretty interesting too...14° grade. Would NOT want to be towing a camper or driving a big rig into this place but a sports car is a dream... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Been here numerous times. It is especially wonderful in the winter when the waterfalls are partially frozen. A challenging hike under the bridge because there is no railing and if you fall you will get hurt.

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BOSTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a must when in the area. Be prepared to also enjoy a hike thru the Bridge. Otherwise good viewing spots right off the far parking lot.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place to spend the day and have a picnic. There are several different trails to see waterfalls and access the natural bridge. We took the trail leading down to the south side of the natural bridge. I would not recommend this for people who have knee problems or physical challenges. It's only a .5 mile roundtrip hike, but... More 

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Worthington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Its a lovely place to hike, see nature, explore thru the rock formations and the "cavern", the waterfalls was beautiful! I've been there twice now and its definitely an all day experience for me!! (Make sure to carry plenty water as the elevation and hiking quickly dehydrates! But so very worth it!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You must absolutely visit this place if you're in this area or if you live here in Arizona. It's a beautiful place, and a true hidden gem. The grounds are clean, I love the handicap accessibility this place has to see all top view points :) And the hike down is hard but worth it take your time and don't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Worth the hike! The bridge was very nice you could easily spend a whole day here. They have a lot of picnic table, so you can take lunch if you are planning on staying the whole day. We also saw a lot of people grilling at the park.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

$5/person entry fee gets you into the park via a steep descent down from the Mogollon Rim. A creek and riparian habitat lies under the the Natural Bridge, which can be viewed from a trail at the bottom or from Bridge-level scenic views. Its about a 20 story hike down, so older tourists like me stayed up on top and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice drive up from Phoenix area. The park itself is easy to find. lots of hiking though, be prepared. well worth the hikes how ever. Most of the trails are medium to difficult to traverse, but there are two easy trails, one that gives a nice view of the bridge, and one that while not showing the bridge itself you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You have to go down stairs to see this beautiful travertine cave. We loved it! The park itself is well maintained and we spent around 3 hours there. The hike to the falls on the other side was worth it too. Kids had a blast climbing the rocks. But be careful as they're very slippery.

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