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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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Perfect Family Outing

Absolutely top notch state park. Please note that there is a fee to enter, but definitely worth it! Scenery was spectacular! The staff were constantly present and more than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely top notch state park. Please note that there is a fee to enter, but definitely worth it! Scenery was spectacular! The staff were constantly present and more than willing to share information & advice. The entire park was clean from the several picnic areas to the restroom facilities. All trails were well marked and in good shape. Our party... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful scenery. Picnic areas and hiking trails are well maintained. The natural bridge with the stream running through it is worth the hike or if you're not up for the hike there are several lookouts on either side of the bridge. Great place for a family outing.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hiked the Gowan Trail down to the bottom where we could see through the bridge to the other side. Not an easy hike under the natural bridge--lots of smooth boulders, and some of them were wet because of the waterfall. Beautiful scenery!

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is so peaceful and beautiful. Its a little hard to go down into the canyon especially if you have bad hips and knees but my wife and I went down with minimum discomfort. Please remember this is a national treasure and to leave it as you found it. Bring water you will be glad you did.

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Thank goldfreak
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing day trip! There are hiking trails around the bridge itself or you can take the path down to the bridge. Great for anybody, family or just a day of out alone.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small hike down a gravel path (with benches along the way), a bit steep in some places but my sister has arthritis and she did it fine. Cute fish and little lobster things in the water. The waterfall and the cave under the bridge are breathtaking. We climbed a little on the dryer rocks but some people were trying to... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. We had a fantastic time. The hike was worth it, views were unbelievable. Will definitely go again. More prepared :)

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Belfair, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are at the end of a two month long road trip covering a lot of the west so we've seen some pretty amazing things. In the grand scheme of things I suppose this natural bridge should only get about a C+ but somehow that just doesn't seem fair. It is pretty cool but hard to compete... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtakingly beautiful natural travertine bridge and surrounding valley. Fantastic for photographs. 2 - 3 hours minimum. We took a day trip to Payson and thought we would check out the bridge. The park and grounds were immaculate, with the trails and observation platforms clearly marked. Rangers were on hand to provide maps in the gift shop and also stationed at... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have seen the sign before, driving by on Hwy 87 a number of times and had never visited because I did not know what to expect and it is a 3 mile drive off the hwy. It is not well known. This time I was camping nearby and had an hour or so to kill, so I decided to... More 

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