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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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Hidden Gem of Northern Arizona

A great spot for a day trip with amazing views and scenery. There's so much to see... the waterfall, the arch (land bridge), and the forest trail into the ravine. The trees and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona
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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A great spot for a day trip with amazing views and scenery. There's so much to see... the waterfall, the arch (land bridge), and the forest trail into the ravine. The trees and surrounding landscape is breathtaking. The trail is quite steep I recommend very sturdy shoes with non skid bottoms especially if you plan to venture into the surface... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for a very steep, winding road up and down, kind of scarey. It is well worth the trip. The Natural Bridge is an amazing sight! Trails to hike on top of the bridge, then hike down under it!!! Bring water and sunscreen! Under the bridge is a sight to behold! Worth the trip for sure!!!

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Pine, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely place to visit. The walk to the bottom of the canyon (and where the water is) should be limited to the physically fit----it is steep and hot and there are frequent calls for help from distressed hikers who can't make it out of the canyon on their own. However, there is a very nice observation platform... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went during the middle of the week. No crowds. Hiked all the trails. Nice geologic feature. Time will erode this feature away, but not in my lifetime. Would recommend to see this Natural Bridge.. Older or heavy set people may not want to do the hike down because ya got to come back up.

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Milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We only saw the main bridge but there were many trails. It is spectacular and very beautiful. There are nice bathrooms and it's free. I would definitely go back

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I took all my grandchildren and we had a lot of fun as well as got a good slice of historical education. It was a beautiful place I feel everyone should see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the best natural parks in AZ. The bridge is unlike anything else. The trail lets you get down and dirty and wet, if you want, or take the short trail to stay clean. Park rangers suggested this on a short list of AZ attractions around Payson.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took the longest hike possible we saw a very clean nice Park. The weather was good. The Ranger gave us a good explanation regarding the formation of the bridge

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We love the beauty of the AZ high desert and this is one of the places that really show its' wonder. The mix of desert is awesome, picturesque and a fun short hike for the family.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The walk down is a little steep on two of the trails. Might want to ask which one to take if you are not young and fit. The stop does not take long and cost is 5.00 each.

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