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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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A pleasant trip

A gorgeous place. Excellent for picnics and a beautiful bridge. Amazing how beautiful this country... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wendy M
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Beautiful and worth the drive.

This is a beautiful and scenic park in the middle of nowhere but so worth it. Just outside of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carol C
Arnold, Maryland
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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 via mobile

A gorgeous place. Excellent for picnics and a beautiful bridge. Amazing how beautiful this country is. Well taken care of and good for everyone.

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful and scenic park in the middle of nowhere but so worth it. Just outside of Payson, it is lovely with both advanced hiking trails and easy paths.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The walk down and back is well worth it. There are a couple of different trails you can take, one to the Natural Bridge and another to a smaller area. Both are beautiful and well worth the trek.

Thank owenlynns
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tonto Bridge Park has great views available from paved paths right off the parking lots. Plenty of covered picnic tables and nice clean restrooms (not flush). There are hiking trails for the energetic.

Thank Schep2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited in spring 2016, not June, and just realized I had not completed the review. I grew up in the valley and new the family whose relatives owned this before it became a state park. Had not been for many years. The state has done...More

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Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this "hidden gem" while taking a road trip from Scottsdale to Winslow. There are picnic areas available and plenty of trails to hike or take a leisurely walk. The volunteer hosts are really friendly and have lots of info about the park and...More

Thank thomas451
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very small state park. Are able to visit the whole thing in 30-45 minutes if in a hurry. The bridge itself is beautiful, as well as the surrounding creek and trees. Hiking here is basic and simple, easy for all ages, with the exception...More

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've made multiple trips to the natural bridge and enjoy it every time. A little pricey for families, but definitely worthwhile. Decent hiking shoes will be helpful in navigating some of the more challenging terrain. The drive in from the main road gets really steep,...More

1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You HAVE to take a drive to this gorgeous Park and see nature at its finest. A short hike down to the underside of this natural bridge will bring you to a place where you can sit, connect with nature and relax as you listen...More

2  Thank Firegirl509
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lot of fun covering all the trails here, though I thought their map was a little confusing. The "waterfall" hike was pretty lame, but the hikes that make a loop under the natural bridge were excellent. They were challenging with some bouldering required...More

Thank hdempsey
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Jenae H
When is the best time to visit? When is it warm?
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
Thinking of doing this the weekend after Thanksgiving. Don't know what the weather conditions are like that time of year, though. Any issues with this idea? Is there ice or snow on the ground?
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
Family of six will be exploring for the first time ever tomorrow, hopefully, how much for to go on site, hike, and parking?
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.