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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

off Hwy 87, just 10 miles north of Payson, Payson, AZ 85547
928 476-4202
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Payson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This hike is a bit strenuous, with one slightly scary section, but very rewarding. It takes you under the bridge, and at one point you have to either inch your way up or slide down (depending on which direction you're hiking) a well-worn rock with a pool of water below. A small waterfall sprays water in several directions, depending on... More

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Whitby, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Great visit to a well equipped State park that was reasonable and enjoyable. Great views and great trails that can be fairly difficult. Scenery is stunning and dramatic. The water coming over the natural bridge is impressive.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Thank God we ran into Andy, the world's friendliest security guard, at the Scottsdale Fashion Centre who told us about this beautiful spot. The drive to Payson from Scottsdale was lovely and as we gained elevation the punishing heat relented and the terrain changed from cactus to evergreens. At 5000 feet Payson itself is a nice little place, but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lived in the state almost 10 years & had never heard of this gorgeous and amazing natural monument. Easy to get to...so worth it! The pictures you may have seen don't do it justice. But no cell signal/wifi in park.

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Payson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great State park and can be easy or challenging depending on abilities. I was able to see it from above, better abled can walk down.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We decided to take a day trip to Payson to escape the heat of the desert and hike the Natural Bridge. This was probably one of the best day trips we have had this season. There are a number of trails that have different levels of difficulty and it is best to wear hiking boots. The travertine rock is incredible... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We had an outstanding time. The views are breathtaking and hiking trails were fun and challenging. The pine creek trail is a mix of hiking trail and some very mild rock climbing or rock jumping. My mother in law was able to hike to the bridge with. Our two girls enjoyed the hike and participated in the Jr. Ranger program.... More

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Salton Sea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great scenery for photographers. There are wonderful large grassy areas for picnics and down in the canyon the stream runs under the natural bridge with natural pools to swim in.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Incredible natural formation and very well maintained by State Park, this a Must-Go place for everyone who loves nature.

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Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great park. Very well kept! Bring your hiking boots! Very photogenic. Very nice staff greeted us on arrival. Military discount. An interesting stop!

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