Tonto Natural Bridge State Park


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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park


Location:10 miles north of Payson, off Highway 87.
Facilities:Group-use area, picnic area, picnic shelters, hiking trails, scenic viewpoints, historic structures, gift shop, portable restrooms (é).
Activities:Hiking, picnicking, guided tours of the historic lodge. The lodge has a dining room and restrooms and can be rented overnight (maximum 12-20 people). All hiking trails descend into Pine Canyon and are steep and strenuous.
Special Features:Tonto Natural Bridge is believed to be the world's largest natural travertine bridge. It stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point.
Address:PO Box 1245
Payson, AZ 85547

Phone:928-476-4202
Fax:928-476-2264
Web: www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/tonto.html
Size: 160 acres. Elevation: 4,500 feet.

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Start by visiting Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Tucked away in a tiny valley surrounded by a forest of pine trees, the park has been in the making for thousands of years.
Evans called on obvious sources such as the local chamber of commerce and the recently formed Friends of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, but also on Payson-area businesses, the nearby small town of Star Valley, and the Tonto Apache Tribe.
An equally fascinating but certainly more natural bridge can be found at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park near Payson, northeast of Phoenix.