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 is about 300 feet long, ends at waterfall cave. Uneven steps. Allow 15-20 minutes.
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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
New restrooms have recently been installed at the park. See recent upgrades below.
Vault toilets are also located near parking areas.
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.
Dial 511 on your cell phone, then enter 422# for:
Courtesy of Arizona Dept. of Transportation
Tonto Natural Bridge
P.O. Box 1245
Payson, Arizona 85547
10 mi. North of Payson on Hwy 87
Daily Entrance Fees
Adult (14+) $7
Youth (7-14) $4
Child (0-6) FREE