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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

off Hwy 87, just 10 miles north of Payson, Payson, AZ 85547
+1 928-476-4202
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Half Day Venture

Easily accessible with plentiful parking. Great trails well maintained. Great views. Gift shop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harry M
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Fun for all ages

Wow, we brought family to this attraction. We all had different skill levels. So much to see. I'm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris_201415
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Payson, Arizona
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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is located in central Arizona near Payson. It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point. There are three hiking trails, a picnic area, and a group use area. Goodfellow Lodge at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is a one-of-a-kind rustic hideaway in the middle of some of the most picturesque scenery in Arizona’s Rim Country. Nestled deep within Pine Canyon, this three-story cabin-style lodge was built in the 1920’s and has kept much of its early 20th-century charm. The lodge has 10 furnished bedrooms with private and communal restrooms, as well as a furnished basement suite with a private kitchenette with sink and refrigerator. The first floor features our beautiful wood cabin group dining area with picnic table seating, fireplace, and a large kitchen big enough for your group or catering company. Entertain on the outdoor veranda or the grass event area outside, or sit and spot any of our regular wildlife visitors, like deer and javelina. We invite you to visit Goodfellow Lodge and consider it for your next group visit, wedding, or overnight event.
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off Hwy 87, just 10 miles north of Payson, Payson, AZ 85547
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+1 928-476-4202
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily accessible with plentiful parking. Great trails well maintained. Great views. Gift shop well stocked with informative materials and mementoes.

Thank Harry M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we brought family to this attraction. We all had different skill levels. So much to see. I'm almost 70 and I was able to hike to the bottom with my son and granddaughter. It was a challenge but I accomplished it. You need to...More

Thank Chris_201415
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came prepared. Hiking shoes, water, hats and snacks. The hike down is fun and your reward is splendid. We love nature and it’s creations and this is one of nature’s finest. There are lots of resting areas on the hike back up, so take...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a 1/2 mile hike down into the canyon to see the Tonto Natural Bridge. It is a difficult hike back uphill. However, there are benches provided to rest. It is WORTH IT!! This place is beautiful and massive and surprising if you you...More

Thank TravelAddict1959
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wear hiking shoes NOT flip flops! Walking to the bottom isn't easy but sooo worth the hike down. The small water fall was gorgeous.

Thank Su P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We paid $14 for 2 of us to get in. At the gate we were reminded that the dog couldn’t go on the trails. I remember that when we went five years ago, I went on the hike by myself. My husband and dog stayed...More

Thank travelwhere
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just beautiful. Bring lunch and have Fun! Walk, hike, eat. Repeat. Take lots of water. It’s cooler than Phoenix, but still warm and dry.

Thank Cora P
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband came on our 12 yr. wedding anniversary. We came to The Natural Bridge for some adventure! It was great to hike down that mountain and back up. It proved to me that I am more than a conqueror. It was an experience I...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Take the Anna Mae trail down under the bridge. It's a little tough in places climbing over huge rocks but OMG worth the view. I would go back here over and over. Such an incredible sight to see. Wear good hiking shoes so you don't...More

Thank Johnna W
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

My husband & I were searching for a place to picnic and found this park. There is an entrance fee. We found the ranger more concerned about enforcing the rules of the park than sharing the highlights of the park. I'm assuming guests must be...More

Thank Sherry P
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Nicholas G
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February 4, 2017|
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Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Jenea, The temps are in the 60's in March, 70's in April & 80's in May. June-august is generally in the 90's. The altitude is approx. 4,600ft., so we do get snow there this time of year. The most comfortable time to hike the... More
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