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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

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Address: off Hwy 87, just 10 miles north of Payson, Payson, AZ 85547
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Nature's Natural Beauty

We went to Strawberry and Pine Top on our way to see the Natural Bridge. The drive itself is awe inspiring and breath taking. There is a hike involved and isn't for everyone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Strawberry and Pine Top on our way to see the Natural Bridge. The drive itself is awe inspiring and breath taking. There is a hike involved and isn't for everyone. If taken slowly it can be done. Being physically fit does help some but not necessary. As you hike down to see the natural bridge you will... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the long way 'round to the park from Phoenix: north on Hwy 17 to Camp Verde, then east/south on 260 to the park. There was snow in the mountains.The forest was stunning in white. As we descended toward the park, the snow disappeared. The sign to Tonto Natural Bridge was easy to spot. The ranger station/gift shop was... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this park because the trail leading down to the bridge is so very scenic. I had an injury at the time (and bad knees) so the 200 feet down was challenging but was so worth it. I couldn't take advantage of climbing through the rocks under the bridge because they were quite slippery but it was still very... More 

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled in a tiny valley surrounded by a forest of pine trees, here is the largest travertine natural bridge in the world. At 183 feet high you can stand on top, or take the hike over 200 feet elevation drop to the bridge and deck below. The hike going down is easy, but the climb back up is hard for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there last winter with our daughter and grandson. It was a nice little outing. The ice was fascinating to see!

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Pine, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely views, nice hike down to creek, nice picnic area. $5 a vehicle to go down into canyon-well worth the trip. Take your camera.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked with our kids (15 and 7) and it was one of the most amazing hikes we have ever done. The cave is a MUST SEE and is different than anything we have ever seen. Also the waterfall hike is awesome as well.

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Rowland Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, there was only one "natural bridge" here and it is tiny and can't really compare with the significant one in Sedona or hundreds of the bridges in Utah country. Now, having said that, it is still a must see site as you can hike down to below the natural bridge. We spent about 2 hours in the... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to visit the Tonto Natural Bridge on our way to Roosevelt, AZ. There is very good parking and bathroom facilities. Not crowded and we saw a herd of Javelinas grazing right in the grass near the parking lot. The bridge has a number of nice hiking trails and the staff is friendly and helpful. Nice scenery. A... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I had the dog, and I was still able to see the beauty. The hike below is not easy-- it's more for experienced hikers.

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