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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park - Visit Arizona - Mountain Matron

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park - Visit Arizona - Mountain Matron




Description: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is part of the Arizona State Park system and is located a few miles north of Payson, Arizona. The park is an astounding geologic wonder tucked back in the beautiful hidden hills of Arizona. The park's largest attribute is without a doubt the jaw-dropping natural travertine bridge that is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400 foot long tunnel. The discovery of the bridge is dated back to 1877. The park has hiking, restrooms, drinking water, picnic tables, ramadas, a Historic Lodge, gift shop, and(4) wheelchair accessible view points. There is NO camping at the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Pets are not allowed on park trails. 



Costs

Adult (14+): $5.00

Youth (7–13): $2.00

Child (0–6): FREE

 


Amenities

Visitors Center

Restrooms

Gift Shop

Interpretive Exhibits

Historical Lodge

Day Use Ramadas

Hiking Trails

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Tidbit: Stay in the Payson area and stop in to Tonto Natural Bridge for the day. Stop at each view point for a great variety of views. The Gowan Trail is steep but can be done with a young child at a slow pace. There are 2 benches along the Gowan Trail. The Waterfall Trail is incredible and should be visited while at the park. Bring your camera! You won't want to miss the chance to photograph this entire park.


Visit The State Park Website



Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.

Categories: Hiking, Travel

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