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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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Great view, not that easy hike

At the entrance of this lovely green place in the middle of the desert they will tell you "It is just a 1.5 hike, but not an easy one", trust me, they are telling you the true... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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San José, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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San José, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

At the entrance of this lovely green place in the middle of the desert they will tell you "It is just a 1.5 hike, but not an easy one", trust me, they are telling you the true, but it is soo worthy, the view under the bridge and inside it is really cool and you even get an adrenaline shot... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I live in Payson, AZ and this beautiful natural wonder takes my breath away every time I visit. It is my go to place to take out of town visitors. The grounds are beautiful, perfect spot for a picnic lunch and you may spot a javelina! The hikes down to the bottom can be a little strenuous but you can... More 

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Camp Verde, Arizona, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are in good shape this is an awesome walk, the views are great and the temps are cooler here because of the water spray, the park is in a beautiful little valley in the pines and very well maintained!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You can't beat the drive through upper Tonto, and this is a perfect reason for a detour. The waterfalls and caves are incredible. So glad we made the trip.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a great little trip for those that want a little hike and a beautiful view. Worth the stop and if you can enjoy the day, take a picnic. One of the prettier places in the area.

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited whilst staying in Payson, it is about ten miles north of the Town, once you you turn off the highway it is a scenic three mile drive down into the park. Five dollar admission fee. there are lots of picnic and bbq areas, there are four trails leading down to the travertinr natural bridge, they are short but... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Yes, it's beautiful, wonderful and prettier than expected. ****Bring your hiking shoes**** The trails are not for the weak they are steep the rocks below in the cave are slippery. There was a slight breeze so the water coming from above was blowing into the cave and the rocks become slippery. There are four different trails and a 300-foot trail... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First off, you either view these types of natural wonders with awe and appreciation for their beauty, or you are one of those people who say “meh” to geological formations; if you are the latter, I would say you probably wouldn’t get much out of coming here. Admission to Tonto Natural Bridge is $5 per adult 14 and over, $2... More 

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This state park is truly a hidden gem in the tonto national forest. The bridge itself is amazing. If you are physical able to, make sure you take the trek to the base. Although it is a steep climb coming back up, it is definely worth it. Cost of admission is worth it.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have seen some natural bridges before and expected much of the same here. However this is different. It's more of a cave than a bridge (you will only see it as a bridge from a few viewpoints), but it's a small adventure in itself. The paths to/from the bridge are very steep, but it's not very far. Inside though,... More 

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