Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Payson: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Miles D
San Tan Valley, AZ127 contributions
Take a hike down to the base of the bridge
Jun 2021
Wanted to do this for over 5 years and glad we went. The hike down to the base of the natural bridge and going through to the other side was a highlight. Rocks are slippery so wear good shoes. The other hiking paths are considered hard, but I think only on hot days would these hikes be hard.
The cost to enter is $14 per adult, which I think is little high for such a small park.
Written June 15, 2021
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Tracy H
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family
May 2021
Beautiful hike, we had our 3 kids ages 6, 7, 9 and they loved it. Was a little slippery and we had on tennis shoes but they did great!
Written June 10, 2021
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MikeB1952
Colorado Springs, CO870 contributions
A Nice Park
Apr 2021
Based on a recommendation from our son, we went to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. About ten or so miles north of Payson there is a turnoff to the State Park. The road travels through pinon/juniper forest before making a turn into the canyon. Wow! What an amazing canyon. It’s a bit like an opening in the earth. The road hugs the side at a steep angle urging the car faster. Pretty neat. At the bottom of the canyon in the Park. Most of the park is well, a park with grass and numerous picnic tables, some under pavilions. The center piece of the Park is the ‘Bridge’. It’s a travertine arch with a small stream running through it. There are a number of viewpoints each with a different view of the Bridge. And there’s several trails going down and around it. Not momentous, but interesting.
Written April 28, 2021
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Gwen W
Murfreesboro, TN1,652 contributions
Loved it!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We absolutely loved this state park. We happened to go on an absolutely lovely day and really enjoyed the hikes into the natural bridge. Enjoy the geological beauty!
Written April 19, 2021
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Sally Stegeman F
Indian Head Park, IL54 contributions
Nature is amazing - definitely worth the visit!
Apr 2021
Tonto Natural Bridge is an incredible natural phenomena that must be seen. Even if you're physically unable to make the hike down - which is short but moderate - the views from up top are also pretty amazing. We traveled to the state park from Scottsdale and, at the very least, the drive is worth the trip. The rangers are very knowledgeable and personable. They informed us that the park had only recently re-opened after being closed for nearly two years for reconstruction of the walkway and path which had become unstable. What a feat of engineering for them to get the steel walkway installed at the bridge floor there. All the pictures travelers have shared here certainly cannot do the scale and beauty justice!
Written April 19, 2021
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Christy H
Sahuarita, AZ47 contributions
Wonderful state park.
Apr 2021 • Family
Only and hour and a half from Phoenix area. Wonderful hikes available down to the creek and Natural Bridge.
Written April 17, 2021
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Angie D
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
Beautiful state Park
Mar 2021
Such a beautiful experience. Went with Family & friends & had a great time. There's plenty of space to have kids run around & picnic for the day. The trails were fairly easy. There's javelinas roaming free. I went about the last week of march 2021 so trails are no longer closed. If you're thinking about going, GO. Fun for everyone.
Written April 17, 2021
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smfederspiel
4 contributions
Glad we stopped.
Mar 2021
Very interesting area. Trails were closed but we were still able to view this natural wonder. The park ranger was very kind and gave us interesting details about the area.
Written March 9, 2021
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Pantryonline
Montrose, CO1 contribution
Under construction
Jan 2021 • Couples
Park is under construction and only allows view of bridge from view point 1 and 2. All walking trails closed. Half price for 10 minute visit and free pass to revisit before 8/31/2021
Written January 10, 2021
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EL646
Cleveland, OH113 contributions
Beautiful but most trails closed due to construction
Dec 2020 • Family
Really wanted to hike around more, but just a short walk to two observation points. Nice quick rest stop, but would have loved to see it all .
Written January 3, 2021
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