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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 15 Attractions in Payson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Park is well maintained. Staff is friendly. Road to and from is very steep so ensure your brakes are in working order. Amazing pictures.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped here years ago when it was just a dirt road down a very step grade. Well the grade is still step, 14%, but a nice new road. We were so pleasantly surprised at the bottom of the road. MA beautiful valley with large gray area, gift shop, picnic areas, restrooms and overlook areas to see the bridge for... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enormous natural rock bridge – 180’ tall, 150’ wide, 400’ long. Seems visitors are discouraged from walking through it. Be sure to get here early as entry is last permitted at 4pm and the park closes at 5pm. Each of the viewpoints was worth seeing, but in my opinion the best views are from the bottom of the canyon. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This state park is well maintained, with great hiking trails providing breath taking views. It is great place for couples or families, there are excellent covered picnic areas with grills.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not being much of this hiking-kind-of-a-person, but visiting this believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge is a must - if possible. It is locate somewhat in the middle between Payson and Strawberry, Arizona, on State Highway 87. It is a most beautiful country site. This park and its restrooms are clean and inviting, and even offers picnic tables... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We recently visited the Payson area and decided to come here before heading to our lodge. The trails to get to the bottom of the bridge our fairly steep and there are several boulders to negotiate on one trail so make sure you have shoes on with a good tread to avoid slipping.

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Washougal, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We got to hike in amongst boulders and a spring creek, to where there is a Natural Bridge over the creek, with a spring-fed waterfall falling into the creek at the "bridge". Lovely.

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Mancos, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the few times where an experience exceeded my expectations! I hiked along Pine Creek from the north parking lot and scrambled along the creek bed with a number of photography opportunities with small waterfalls, pools, and rocks. It had the look of fall - maybe just past peak - for this time of year. The view of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I loved this place, my children did as well. We have been here twice now, and each time we enjoyed it just as much. I just highly recommend you bring food as the shop only sells candy. We grilled and had a picnic after our hike. Both hikes are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Didn't even know it existed, but we stumbled across it. Quick hike to the natural bridge and an interesting hike out. Very neat. Highly recommended. We plan on bringing our friends back to show them.

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