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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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A fairly easy hike for the family and always beautiful

This location has some fascinating history and the travertine natural bridge is beautiful. The hiking trails are not too long and well maintained. I go there at least once a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Payson, Arizona
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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This location has some fascinating history and the travertine natural bridge is beautiful. The hiking trails are not too long and well maintained. I go there at least once a year. The spring or fall during the monsoons is nice because everything is green.

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Apache Junction
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice place to visit, but, to me, it wasn't really like a "bridge". The rock formations were very interesting. You should be in pretty good shape to take the hike down to the creek and under the "bridge".

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Thank NativeTucsonan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. If your planning to go with your family it is a best place to do picnic... Peaceful place with great views..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a light snow, no slushy roads, still was closed. Really wanted to be here. But very disappointed. Will try to come back next time since it has so many good reviews .

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Thank Asim I
Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a 15 minute drive outside of Payson, az with excellent views from various points but difficult hike. Worth the effort if your able to hike down and up 500 plus feet.

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Payson, Arizona
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting, totally enjoyed the trek down the rustic trail to the stream at the bottom but beautiful views for those who do not want to hike to the bottom

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Thank Connie D
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this place . it is amazing!!! I really look forward to long drives through arizona !! nothing more spectacular

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I firs visited here 20+ years ago and took the family back recently. I liked it better before they added all of the walking ramps - too many people and people that should not be on some of the steep trails. Very pretty when you get to the bridge.

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Thank Ronald D
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of friends drove with me from Phoenix to Sedona to the Tonto National Forest, where we stopped to take a look at the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. The drive through the forest was spectacular...the fallen snow made the area look like a "winter wonderland". When we arrived at the state park, each of us paid $7 to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park's trails are closed as they are too muddy/snowy/icy. The natural bridge is visible from paved walkways at the parking lot level, and the closed trails are tantalizing, seen from the viewpoints. I bet this place would be packed in the summer months, but we were 1 of 3 cars today. We will come back when the tails are... More 

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