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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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Our family of five adults enjoyed exploring the rocks below the bridge. Some areas were slippery so you had to watch your footing. The water was cool as it dripped over us as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our family of five adults enjoyed exploring the rocks below the bridge. Some areas were slippery so you had to watch your footing. The water was cool as it dripped over us as we made our way through the under pass. Natural beauty was awesome! We also enjoyed walking around the top of the bridge and hiking some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Impressive and very convenient. Huge cave and cool place to stop on a warm summer day. Very well run.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A nice, clean little park for a day trip! Family friendly, it has plenty to keep all interested for a few hours. There are several picnic tables spread across the grounds, most under shady trees or pavilions. The gift shop is located in the historic Tonto Lodge, which is worth a look. Toilets are both water and vault, but were... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I remember when this attraction was owned by a private enterprise. It is now a State Park and has greatly improved. You need to be in pretty good shape in mid summer to see the whole site. There are nice restrooms and pick nick areas and the entry fee is reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is one of Arizona's great treasures. Down a short unassuming flat road off Highway 87 just north of Payson and south of Pine Az, you follow a trail that disappears into the earth and opens up into a magnificent geological wonder. The 400 foot waterfall will vary with previous rainfall , but it was running for us on a... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really more spectacular than at first glance. Loved the mist rising up to the viewpoint. Lots of walkways and hikes to take. Nice in spring and fall, a little warm in summer.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been coming here for 30+ years, before it was a State Park & it was on private property. This is literally one of the most amazing natural wonders you'll ever see. 2nd in the State of AZ only to the Grand Canyon. I honestly get more enjoyment from Tonto Natural Bridge as I love hiking underneath it, seeing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We came on a Saturday in the summer and were warned driving in that parking was crowded and there could be delays. I was traveling with my mobility challenged mom so we knew we were not hiking anywhere and wanted to see the sights with a short walk. They had a person stationed early on the drive monitoring the parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

slippery when wet, stunning views, can be challenging in spots. Great hike. Do the full circle for the best experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a nice looking park. We went there to see the Natural Bridge. Unfortunately for us we ended up going down the wrong trail first which is the one the ranger recommended the Anna Mae Trail. The park brochure reads "Anna Mae Trail is about 500 feet long and leads to Pine Creek Trail and the Natural Bridge. Allow... More 

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Additional Information about Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Address: off Hwy 87, just 10 miles north of Payson, Payson, AZ 85547
Phone Number: 928 476-4202
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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