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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Payson

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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park features one of the largest natural bridges in the world--a true geological wonder. The 56 m (183 ft) tall arch is the result of thousands of year of erosion. The park has a picnic area as well as observation points. Take to the hiking trails to explore the area around and under the bridge and to admire the rock formations. One of the trails leads to a small waterfall. The hikes are not too long, but some are steep, and the ground might be wet and slippery. Be sure to bring enough water and wear hiking boots. Work out when and for how long to visit Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and other Payson attractions using our handy Payson trip planner.
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  • My wife abs I visited while in the area and are so glad we did. The views are outstanding and we hiked all the trails in just a few hours. We’ll be sure to bring family and friends back. 
    My wife abs I visited while in the area and are so glad we did. The views are outstanding and we hiked all the trails in just a few hours. We’ll be sure to bring family and friends back.  more »
  • This is a neat place for an adventure. The bridge is breath taking and there is another waterfall a short distance from the bridge (still within the park). You can view the bridge from 4 vantage... 
    This is a neat place for an adventure. The bridge is breath taking and there is another waterfall a short distance from the bridge (still within the park). You can view the bridge from 4 vantage...  more »
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  • This place is beautiful! It's amazing to see what the elements can do. Some things to keep in mind, there are 2 ways to see the bridge below, hike the unpaved trail or take the easy paved route. Rocks are very slippery, I recommend hiking boots. No dogs allowed below. Be respectful, don't climb where it says, 'No Climbing' rangers are out and will issue tickets. Have fun and be safe!
  • Things to know: Some steep hills going in/out and you might not want to bring an RV. It's $7 a person to get in, although it doesn't matter because they give you a parking pass for the entire car. Also, Military discounts! We loved this place. This is the perfect little 1/2 mile hike. Going down is easy enough and inside the cave has a million spots for photos.

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