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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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Nice park off the beaten path

Didn't spend a lot of time here due to other agenda items, but this was a great stop during a road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great outdoor event for the grand kids

This is a beautiful park if you're able to do stairs or trails. If you don't take the stairs down... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Payson, 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 1 week ago

Didn't spend a lot of time here due to other agenda items, but this was a great stop during a road trip across Arizona. The state park has beautiful grounds with many trails and areas dedicated to enjoy picnics. The natural bridge is peaceful once...More

Thank Off-2-seeTheWizard
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful park if you're able to do stairs or trails. If you don't take the stairs down to the arch, the hike could be challenging, especially when you get to the rocks that are slippery. There are footholds on some of the...More

Thank ransal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The natural bridge really is quite a remarkable feature, and its set in a gorgeous little valley. Several short but steep hiking trails give access to the area under the bridge, which almost like a cave. The whole place is well worth the effort to...More

Thank Coelophysis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful to spend a day - Picnic - BBQ - and hike the wonderful trails - everything is laid out nicely with signs.

Thank MargoB44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't hike all the way down to the bottom....going down easy....coming up, not so much. Went to all the viewing areas....really beautiful! It was almost 90 degrees...too hot, in my opinion, for hiking, although a lot of people hiked down.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great park to visit. Absolutely beautiful. The trail down to the natural bridge says it is strenuous but for seasoned hikers it is a quick hike. I would visit early morning to avoid the non hiking crowd and the heat. It is a good place...More

Thank raiderthelab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth going to. Just north of Payson. There's a small charge at the entrance,but it's worth it. Take a trail down to the creek but keep in mind it's a long haul back up. Beautiful views and animal life everywhere. Don't miss it,

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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
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
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.