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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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If you are Handicapped or old, it is not worth the money!

We are old and hubby is handicapped, so we could only look at the 4 views from the parking lot. No... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A s
Payson, Arizona
A must see!

It's a beautiful and amazing place, and the rangers were friendly and helpful. We hiked all three... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathleen H
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 yesterday

We are old and hubby is handicapped, so we could only look at the 4 views from the parking lot. No very impressive. If you are capable of the strenuous many hikes available, it can be worth the time and money. We DID have a...More

Thank A s
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a beautiful and amazing place, and the rangers were friendly and helpful. We hiked all three trails, and loved it all. HOWEVER - please believe the signs about the trails being steep and rugged!! Be sure to wear proper shoes (ideally hiking boots and...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We could only spend a few hours here but were pleased with the place. Lots of trails and nice facilities probably see huge crowds in season. Empty on a Monday morning we had the lace to ourselves. Excellent natural bridge and hiking.

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family has lived in Arizona for almost seven years, and this was our first visit to the Tonto Natural Bridge. We have seen numerous photos posted by friends that had been there, but truly, none of them do it justice. The hike getting down...More

Thank sixl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in Arizona since the early 60's and have never been - I told my husband as we saw the sign on our way to Winslow. We stopped and we're so glad. You can see just about everything by just going to the 4...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't visited the Natural bridge it is a must see when in the area. It's easy enough to get to, and the view looking down is amazing. If you are a little more fit, make the hike down to the bottom (not hard)...More

Thank Mike Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I woke up this morning on my way to hike Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale, and decided over breakfast I would drive to Tonto Natural Bridge to see this amazing spot for myself. The 1.5 hour drive from Central Phoenix up through Payson is a beautiful...More

Thank DesertFun5000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed 3 of the trails - the trail to observation points 3 and 4, the Pine Creek trail, and the Gowan trail. We did the observation points first; those 2 points were interesting, but you really need to take the other 2 trails we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing state park. The hike was not bad, a bit steep but short. Totally worth it...a must see in Arizona

Thank W4913FImariam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, but 5 pm is the cutoff for admission into the park. Dogs are not allowed in this park. Admission to Tonto Natural Bridge is $7 per adult 14 and over, $4 for ages 7 – 13, and free for...More

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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
21 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.