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“Nature's beauty”

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Payson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 8, 2014

The trek to the bottom to see the Natural Bridge is the easy part. Hiking out is a little tougher. But it is so worth it!!! This is one of the parks that was to be closed when the government implemented budget cuts. The town of Payson took it over and made it even better than before.

1  Thank Dorine P
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

the park closes at 5pm. So you have to be there before 4 or else they won't let you in. This was our first visit to the landmark. It was a wesome. Lot of hiking and climbing some steep steps. We walked on the rocks to get under the waterfall and it can be a bit challenging.

1  Thank usha S
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Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

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

Thank Jared K
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Reviewed November 18, 2014

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 those of us who can't go all the way to the bottom.

This is a lovely place and beautifully maintained. I really recommend stopping by for a visit.

1  Thank Thelrose
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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 undeveloped half mile Pine Creek trail hike over and around the rock strewn bottom of the canyon was also enjoyable. Small fee ($5/adult) to enter park.

1  Thank ctc10s
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