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Best trails in Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Tonto Natural Bridge State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description
Tonto Natural Bridge is widely believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. At 183 feet high, the bridge spans the area over a 400-foot tunnel that is 150 feet at its widest point. The bridge was discovered in 1877 by David Gowan as he was being chased by Apache Indians. The green valley area around the bridge is now Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. The park entrance fee is $7.00 for people ages 14 and over and $4 for kids 6-14. Children under 6 are free. Dogs are not allowed on the trails.
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Map of trails in Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Park information
Acreage
160 acres
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mailing address
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
P.O. Box 1245
Payson, AZ 85547
Contact
(928) 476-4202
Top trails (2)
#1 - Pine Creek Trail
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 33 m
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. Begin by following GowShow more
#2 - Gowan Trail
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 16 m
As of February 2020, bridge at the bottom that connects to the natural bridge is closed to flooding. Show more