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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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What a great park

Stopped by to see what it was all about. It is a beautiful park. Nice grounds and picnic area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nicolediane
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Atlanta, Georgia
Perfect stop for a day

We stopped on our way to Sedona. It's a great place to do a quick look-see or a day of hiking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kristin W
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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
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+1 928-476-4202
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"gowan trail"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by to see what it was all about. It is a beautiful park. Nice grounds and picnic area. We had brought a lunch and enjoyed the park and the view. The main attraction is the natural Bridge. One of the trails was under construction...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped on our way to Sedona. It's a great place to do a quick look-see or a day of hiking. There were picnic tables, paved paths for easier walking, and hiking paths to go down into the gorgeous cavern area.

Thank Kristin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I were in Payson for a few days, so we made our way to Tonto Natural Bridge as we've done on previous visits. Trail Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but 4 pm is the cutoff for admission into the park. (These...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful state park, home to the largest natural sandstone bridge. The scenery is lovely. There are some viewpoint overlooks without hiking down to the bridge, however, most people due hike down to the bridge level. Be aware that the hike down is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about the natural bridge and it was wonderful. We arrived toward the end of the day and there were not very many people there. They were working on the trail so you could only participate in part of it. It is worth...More

Thank Colleen L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone traveling in the Payson area needs to visit this natural wonder. I've been there 3 times and every time I'm in awe of this rock bridge. There's places to picnic, hiking trails both easy and challenging, the sound of water dripping from the bridge,...More

2  Thank Darren Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very impressive natural bridge, with plenty of short trails and impressive scenes. There is even a herd of javelinas wandering about. Don't miss this if you are in the Payson/Pine area for a visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We checked out the Observation Points and were impressed by the variety of rocks, plants and sights. Very peaceful place, great for a picnic. Take a chair and just soak in the whole scene. One trail was closed for repairs but 3 other trails were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on Easter Sunday. This is a beautiful park, in excellent condition. The trails and view points are well marked and easy to follow. You can do as much or little hiking as you like. We are in our early70s and didn’t go...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After some 'hand-wringing' about how to rate the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, located 13-miles North of Payson, Arizona, to the West of HWY 87, I have decided to consider it as an average attraction. You have two basic groups of people. Young and strong...More

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Nicholas G
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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
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