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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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Easy day trip out of Phoenix

We took a drive north on I-17, then east on AZ 260 through Strawberry and Pine to Tonto Natural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Novice hikers

It's was a beautiful waterfalls. ... We hike with the best scenic views. ...the viewpoints was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phia V
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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
+1 928-476-4202
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a drive north on I-17, then east on AZ 260 through Strawberry and Pine to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Nice drive. The Natural Bridge is an interesting geological formation. There are several viewing points a short walk from the parking lots. There...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's was a beautiful waterfalls. ... We hike with the best scenic views. ...the viewpoints was fantastic. ... We are just novice in hiking bit we very much enjoy it. ... Hiking shoes is beneficial and recommended and walking stick is helpful. ... the weather...More

Thank Phia V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonto Natural Bridge is a natural arch in Arizona, USA, that is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. They do not allow any pets on the trail , I’m sure if you have a service dog they would allow your...More

Thank Jacobs C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike down to see the natural bridge was fairly easy and was about 1/2 mile down and back. 2 other trails were closed due to ice and snow making the trails unsafe. We will go back later this year to do those trails.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Payson Natural bridges state park is an amazing treat! While the hike down and under the bridge is exhilarating - actually pretty tough - there are paved walkways for the handicapped and people who cannot hike distances, that afford a pretty good view of the...More

Thank SusanBG_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here admiring the wonder and beauty. The hike is not too challenging - we did the trail rather than climbing the rocks. I will definitely stop by again if in the area.

Thank SDRivergirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here while on vacation in the area. Very cool rock formations and cave/bridge/waterfall. Nice easy hike to get there on a scenic trail.

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Love to visit the Bridge in the Fall and winter months. So peaceful and beautiful. The hike is not bad for someone not used to hiking. Some areas are paved, there are always jive trails. You can hike thru the bridge, but it's more challenging...More

Thank mimi4you
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A geologic wonder! There are 4 easy paved walkways on top of the bridge to see different viewpoints of the natural bridge. Very scenic and great for picture taking. There are 4 hiking trails of which we were told by the park ranger are steep...More

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Tonto Bridge state Park traveling from Phoenix. It was an easy and scenic 2hour drive. When you arrive, you have to go inside the park entrance building to pay the $7 per person fee to enter. There is a military discount. Parking is...More

Thank kkeen
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Jenae H
5 February 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
Sarah D
20 November 2016|
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Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Sarah, the forecast is calling for 60 & sunny. We don't generally have snow or ice up in Payson this early, but it has started to cool down at night. You should have a great post-Thanksgiving hike there, enjoy! Arizona State... More
olivia i
14 October 2016|
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Response from jamesfI3676RW | Reviewed this property |
Hello. The cost is $7/adult and $4/under 12. Visitors can hike down underneath the bridge (approx. 1 1/2 miles down). The entry fees pays for parking. Have a great time! Allow for 1 1/2 to 2 hours for visit.