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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A must see!

There are many viewpoints. A great walk for all kinds- from the athletes to the leisure walkers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nelin N N
Pickering, Canada
Nice open area to walk your pets! No pets allowed on trails! Only $7 bucks to enter

We stopped by this cool state park looking for a place to walk our dog. They do give pets some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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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...more
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off Hwy 87, just 10 miles north of Payson, Payson, AZ 85547
+1 928-476-4202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many viewpoints. A great walk for all kinds- from the athletes to the leisure walkers. Good parking and easy to find. Sooooo incredibly beautiful and it leaves you in awe of nature.

Thank Nelin N N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by this cool state park looking for a place to walk our dog. They do give pets some access to the park, just not on main trails! Great views on a clear day! If you plan on spending some time on the trails!...More

Thank Yehbut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dogs are not allowed on trails and cannot be left in your car. So unless you like looking at parking lots this is not the stop for anyone with four legged friends.

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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Tonto Natural Bridge near Payson, Arizona is a massive erosion bowl into the side of the rock wall. A trail to the bottom of the cavity allows you to view up through the opening. So it is really a bridge.

Thank BernieKam
Reviewed October 31, 2018

The drive into the park seems to go on forever, but the amenities when you get there are fantastic, with lots of helpful information boards, huge car parks, plenty of seating and water fountains and toilets. The walks form the car parks vary in difficulty...More

Thank thecarrott
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Worth stopping! Pretty amazing natural travertine bridge. Costs $7 per adult to enter but always happy to support our state and national parks. Lookouts 1, 3 & 4 all easily accessible from parking lots. For those looking to hike, trails seem well marked. Very cool...More

3  Thank lindavV4780PW
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The largest Travertine Bridge in the world. Many opportunities for hikes of various lengths. Gravities are good, restrooms, picnic tables, grass for the kids to play on. Hike to the bottom if you can. Takes about an hour round trip.

Thank lovesthebeach2015
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Our family, age 1 to 55, enjoyed taking the hike to the bridge. We had a backpack to carry a toddler and brought water as well. There were lots of opportunities to take photos and catch your breath if needed. The bridge is beautiful and...More

Thank Ron O
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This is a must see. Incredibly beautiful! We enjoyed walking down to the bridge but the uphill was a killer on my legs.

Thank Bowker4
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We have hiked around here allot and when the time came for the wedding proposal our future son in law thought it the best spot to pop the question. It was perfect. The access is easy and wheel chair friendly. Or you can hike down...More

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Nicholas G
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Response from Designergirlz | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I would check the web site
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March 5, 2018|
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Response from ELBanks | Reviewed this property |
Park Entrance Fee Adult (14+): $7.00 Youth (7–13): $4.00 Child (0–6): FREE There is also a military discount. Pay at the gate when you drive in if you have cash. For credit card you have to park and pay inside the gift... More
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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