Picnic Areas

Many open air picnic tables are located throughout the park for your enjoyment.


Group Day Use Areas

Day Use ramada reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (928) 476-4202. There is a non-refundable reservation fee of $5 for a ramada.


10' x 10' Ramadas

Three 10' x 10' foot ramadas with picnic table and BBQ grill are available on a first come, first-served basis. No reservations.


20' x 30' Cypress Group Ramada

A 20' x 30' foot ramada with picnic tables and BBQ grills is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No Reservations.


20' x 40' New Group Ramada

A 20' x 40' ramada with tables and grills is available. Please contact the park for ramada reservation information (fees apply)

Museum & Exhibits

Interpretive exhibits located within the Lodge include artifacts on the history of Tonto Natural Bridge, information about travertine, prehistoric inhabitants, and the historic Lodge. 

Gift Shop

There are a variety of books for sale about the Park and the Rim Country area. There are also snacks, water, soda, walking sticks and T-Shirts available for purchase.

Contact the Park:

(928) 476-4202

Tonto Natural Bridge

P.O. Box 1245

Payson, Arizona 85547

10 mi. North of Payson on Hwy 87

Park Fees:

Daily Entrance Fees

Adult (14+) $7

Youth (7-14) $4

Child (0-6) FREE

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Hiking Trails

Please be kind and pack out what you pack in. Please carry drinking water on these trails, they are steep and strenuous. Sorry, no pets or glass containers on any trails.


Pine Creek Trail

Pine Creek Trail is about 1/2 mile long (400 feet developed, undeveloped in the creek bottom, leads to the Pine Creek natural area. Hiking shoes are recommended. Follow the arrows. Allow one hour.


Waterfall Trail

Waterfall Trail is about 300 feet long, ends at waterfall cave. Uneven steps. Allow 15-20 minutes.


Gowan Trail

Gowan Trail is about 2200 feet long, down and back, leading to an observation deck in the creek bottom. The trail is steep and rough. No trash cans. Hiking shoes are recommended. Allow one hour.


Anna Mae Trail

Anna Mae Trail is about 500 feet long and leads to Pine Creek Trail and The Natural Bridge. Allow one hour.

Wildlife Viewing

Many different bird species can be seen at the park. Please ask for a list of birds when paying your fee at the entrance station. Deer, rabbits, and javelina may also be seen in the park.

Swimming

Swimming is not allowed under the Natural Bridge. However, you may swim downstream in Pine Creek. Please be advised there is no lifeguard on duty. Swimming is at your own risk.

Restrooms

New restrooms have recently been installed at the park. See recent upgrades below.


Vault toilets are also located near parking areas.

Visitor Center

The Tonto Natural Bridge Visitor Center offers information and a gift shop. Note: There are no restrooms located in this building.

Visitor Center closes 1 hour before Park closes.

Facilities

511 Speed Code:

Dial 511 on your cell phone, then enter 422# for:

  • Road Conditions
  • Tourism, State Park Information
  • Weather and more

Courtesy of Arizona Dept. of Transportation

Information on Tonto Natural Bridge State Park to plan your visit