We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

off Hwy 87, just 10 miles north of Payson, Payson, AZ 85547
928 476-4202
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Payson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
204 visitor photos
Write a Review

219 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    158
    55
    4
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the short hike to the bridge. Was much cooler down there. The hike was about 1/2 mile and lots of steps (~200). It was enough to get my heart rate up. Probably should have had a hiking stick for the way down as it can be a little steep. The hike to the waterfall was short, and not much... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Strawberry, Arizona
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great place to visit! The grounds and the markings are everything a person could want when visitng a new place. To me it said come on in and have a good time! Well done!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There are several different trails...take as many as you have time for. The short trail to the waterfall is cool and refreshing.Then, the Pine Creek trail, closest to the visitor center, is a scramble but totally worth it when you start coming to bigger rock formations and finally the bridge. My teenagers enjoyed the scramble over the slippery travertine through... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We drove up for the day with our 3yr old, and had such a great time. Our son did very well on the hike. Must do!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the most beautiful, breathtaking site to see so close to the Scottsdale/Phx area. Stay in Payson for the night for small town atmosphere, or just drive up and make it a day trip -- I've done both and they're both enjoyable. It's a bit of hiking and climbing through rocks so you need to be relatively fit, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Good for all different levels of hiking-- - stay at the top and enjoy the look out points - take one of the trails down and the same back up to see the view from the bottom and get a bit of exercise - hike the full loop down, through the cave and back out the other side for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesa
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I went with my young children. The hike down is a bit rugged and once inside the cave its slippery. I would think there would be a lot more falls than there are. However, just be a good dad and everything will be fine. We really enjoyed the adventure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Has picnic potential we took lunch to the bottom and enjoyed our sammy's before heading up...its short...done in less that an 2 hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesa, Arizona
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This place was great for everyone in our party. There are two look outs that are perfect for people who cant do the hike down. The Hike is medium in difficulty and I recomend at the least wear running shoes with good grip. Also be prepared to get a little wet under the bridge from mist.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Payson, Arizona
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is very nice place to visit ,trails were easy to navigate and ours visitors from Germany did enjoy it very much. Because od drought is was very dry place ,normally there is a water running true. Very little water was running on falls but did make a beautiful rainbow ....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Tonto Natural Bridge State Park also viewed

 

Been to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing