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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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Spent a few hours here admiring the wonder and beauty. The hike is not too challenging - we did the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Diego, California
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Cool interesting place.

Stopped by here while on vacation in the area. Very cool rock formations and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark S
Phoenix, Arizona
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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 3 days 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 5 days 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.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a 2 hrs drive from Phoenix by Payson. Entrance fee $7.00 per person. It’s very well maintained area with restrooms. Picnic area is available. The natural bridge is one of the largest Limestone deposits in the US. It’s has two short trails that connects...More

Thank orlykleber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Payson and hiked down underneath the bridge. Did not go through and up the creek trail on this visit. Fantastic scenery that included javelina and plenty of birds. Hiked in jeans, long sleeves, and running shoes, but would have been better suited...More

Thank scottemac00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views and hiking trails. Trails are challenging. Our 5 and 11 year old were able with much help. Would be perfect for tweens and teens.

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hikes are short and the view is amazing. The waterfall mist was icy so we couldn't walk under the falls but it was still work the hike to see bridge. We found a table back at the top and had a nice lunch before...More

Thank kxguerr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, I love State Parks. Way less hassle than the big parks. I have been to this park twice, once in September and once in December. Had a picnic both times, and got to see the resident Javelinas each time. Easy walking in...More

Thank Rollo P
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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
15 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.