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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
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+1 928-476-4202
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Wonderful hike

Wonderful family trip lots of benches to have lunch and beautiful Scenery park ranger are help full and educate about the trails

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
George H
Payson, Arizona
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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful family trip lots of benches to have lunch and beautiful Scenery park ranger are help full and educate about the trails

Thank George H
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited places in Arizona for 20 years and this is the first time to Tonto. It was such a great visit. We are glad we walked down all the steps to see the Natural Bridge. It was fun and rewarding to see this unique natural structure. As we left the park we saw a family of javelinas and... More 

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

have been to the natural bridge many times first time as a school field trip and the last time with my grandkids the beauty of this place never grows old and therre is always something new to see a really good place to take kids on a nature hike with all the amenities for a picnic and play time after

Thank ektileman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden treasure, the Tonto Natural Bridge is awesome!. The park access road is between Payson and Pine, located down a long, curvy, two lane road. Admission is $14 with discounts for military, veterans and seniors. You park above the bridge and walk to the four viewpoints, each with a fenced observation area. The bridge is a gorgeous unique site,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful and friendly, beautifully kept and cared for. Looking forward to explore more trails. We got a map, and talked with rangers about these trails and what they offer.

Thank laurelkathleen1971
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great natural place to hang out. The initial drive goes down into a canyon so cars should be ready for the steep drive down. In certain months there are blackberries and raspberries to pick. The sites are beautiful.

Thank Ashley T
Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very large open and grassy area with picnic tables and porta potties and large parking area for visitors. There is also a small gift shop in park. Very beautiful falls and bridge with a few very easy trails. Definitely worth the stop if you are going that way. I was told by the ranger that there are some loose... More 

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san diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see but don't come looking for a good hike or workout. Trail is easy and short. There are several stairs so may not be easy for everyone.

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Dibrugarh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While coming back from Sedona to Phoenix, we took alternate route to go to Tonto natural bridge state park. There was scenic beauty plenty. Drive through Payson was also scenic. We have to walk for a trail bottom down of the bridge. It was bit long but enjoyed the view of big arch made of natural mountain taking a shape... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we really enjoyed the one trail that was open and will definitely come back when the rest are open, I really did not appreciated the attitude of the ranger that checked us in. He was not friendly at all and actually somewhat rude. My kids even picked up on it.

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