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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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Tonto Natural Bridge

If you are looking for a chance to wander at your own pace, climbing or hiking, the Bridge is the place to go. It is perfect to visit in most weather (watch your footing when its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Payson, Arizona
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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a chance to wander at your own pace, climbing or hiking, the Bridge is the place to go. It is perfect to visit in most weather (watch your footing when its wet!). There are picnic areas, clean restrooms, helpful volunteers and breathtaking scenery. It is so quiet during the week you can have a true... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One must be able to traverse a rocky river bed for about a mile to experience the one trail. I thought I was fit enough (64 yrs old) and some of the boulders were difficult and jumping over the spots with water were tricky. I'm glad I had my brother's hand a couple of times. The natural bridge is fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a place everyone has to visit! The hiking is challenging once you leave the walk path above but well worth it!

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited this beautiful state park off the beaten track and were so pleased we did. Just 10 miles north of Payson, it isn't hard to find, but since it is relatively new so to speak, there isn't much traffic to this park. You can't take in a big trailer because of the incline, but there is a place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was a little unsure of taking the pine Creek (I believe that's the correct name) since we have young children (4 and 9). But I'm so glad we did. The hike never gets boring since you have to constantly climb over boulders, took about 45min. Kids loved it! On our way back, we took the much shorter trail, took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to this natural wonder. We liked it that one could choose the level of difficulty in hiking to a viewing point. One member of our group walked through the arch, which required maneuvering across boulders and a rushing stream. Others chose to stay up top and view the arch from flat, paved viewpoints.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We wanted to see this tourist sight based off the reviews but we are traveling in a smaller RV with no vehicle and luckily found a place to turn around before going down the STEEP grade road. Feared the worst with the weight of the rv driving down the winding roads.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit and we were very impressed. The park is immaculate with beautiful facilities and trails. We are an older couple but it is a perfect place for families and people of all ages.

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Churchville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was a beautiful sight! Please note - the hike down & back can be a little difficult if you are not in shape, but there are places to stop & rest. It is well worth the trip!

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's expensive to get in here and all the hikes start out steeply downhill--with, of course, a steep uphill climb on the way back. There is a paved, accessible walkway at the top of the cavern, but it offers only a limited view of the cavern. The travertine "cave" (a tunnel, really) is spectacular. We have visited various times, and... More 

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