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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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Natural beauty.

We paid $14 for 2 of us to get in. At the gate we were reminded that the dog couldn’t go on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
travelwhere
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Modesto, California
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Wow!

Just beautiful. Bring lunch and have Fun! Walk, hike, eat. Repeat. Take lots of water. It’s cooler... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cora P
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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
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+1 928-476-4202
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We paid $14 for 2 of us to get in. At the gate we were reminded that the dog couldn’t go on the trails. I remember that when we went five years ago, I went on the hike by myself. My husband and dog stayed...More

Thank travelwhere
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just beautiful. Bring lunch and have Fun! Walk, hike, eat. Repeat. Take lots of water. It’s cooler than Phoenix, but still warm and dry.

Thank Cora P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband came on our 12 yr. wedding anniversary. We came to The Natural Bridge for some adventure! It was great to hike down that mountain and back up. It proved to me that I am more than a conqueror. It was an experience I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the Anna Mae trail down under the bridge. It's a little tough in places climbing over huge rocks but OMG worth the view. I would go back here over and over. Such an incredible sight to see. Wear good hiking shoes so you don't...More

Thank Johnna W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I were searching for a place to picnic and found this park. There is an entrance fee. We found the ranger more concerned about enforcing the rules of the park than sharing the highlights of the park. I'm assuming guests must be...More

Thank Sherry P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the privilege of visiting this beautiful park in April just as the park was coming alive with flowers and the weather was perfect for a visit. The park itself was well maintained and the bridge was very neat. There are trails for all...More

1  Thank Ingram71
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank nicolediane
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 14 April 2018

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

1  Thank PhlegmMaster
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 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

1  Thank traveljunkie1972
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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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