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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
Phone Number: +1 928-476-4202
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Must visit--photos don't do it justice

I had the dog, and I was still able to see the beauty. The hike below is not easy-- it's more for experienced hikers.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the dog, and I was still able to see the beauty. The hike below is not easy-- it's more for experienced hikers.

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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun, easy hike. There are other fun, short trails. Beautiful scenery and some wheel chair/stroller accessible areas. If you have done the waterfall trail at the white tanks, you can do this hike. It is easier and shorter, maybe 15 minutes both ways.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by the Chamber visitor's center in Payson and this was highly recommend. We were totally blown away by what we saw and hiked/crawled on rocks through. Great for adventurers like us as well as persons in wheel chairs and everything in between. What a great experience and learning opportunity.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walkable paths for viewing from above. Designated trails to go down into the canyon area below. Wear hiking shoes and bring water. A natural wonder formed over time.

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised to see a fee as I used to go there when it was free. But it's still worth the money once you get down there and remember it the next day.

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Big Bear Region, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice state park staffed by really nice folks. The facilities were clean and well maintained. The trails have lots of steps and require good trail shoes. It was fun to see the rock bridge from the bottom side in such an unexpected place. The waterfalls provide a cool place with lots of green plants. A good place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and were delighted not just by the views of the travertine bridge but by the diversity of the flora and fauna. The bridge is in a beautiful setting and the viewpoints allow all people, even those with bad backs, like my husband, to enjoy the magnificence even without a strenuous hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! Very interesting geology. Great hike! Beautiful, romantic and not that crowed. Grounds are well maintained. Short ride from Payson. It's really worth the ride, don't miss it if you're anywhere near Payson.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Tonto Natural Bridge was introduced to me as a child many years ago by my adventurous step mom. She packed us all up in her small pickup and we camped there. Back then it was not a paid entry and not regulated like it is today. We used to camp right on the grassy banks overlooking the bridge and waterfall.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

As you drive into the park you go down a fairly steep road (not suitable for vehicles pulling trailers). There is a trailer drop location at the beginning of the road in. Once you arrive you a greeted with a relatively new park. The views from the 4 viewing location a fantastic. For those of us that are older or... More 

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