TONTO NATURAL BRIDGE ADVENTURE ITINERARY

Adventure Highlights:  

  • Dogs are not allowed on the trails

  • 15 Minutes from Payson, AZ

  • The largest Travertine Bridge in the World

  • 3 available trails will take you to the bridge

  • 183 feet tall over a 400-foot long tunnel

  • The bridge measures 150 feet at its widest point

History:

The discovery of the small and beautiful valley between Pine and Payson was documented in 1877 by David Gowan, a prospector who stumbled across the bridge as he was chased by Apaches. Gowan hid for two nights and three days in one of several caves that dot the inside of the bridge. On the third day, he left the cave to explore the tunnel and green valley surrounding it. Gowan then claimed squatter's rights.

QUICK FACTS

DURATION
  • 1/2 or Full Day
     
DESTINATION

DATES & PRICES

ADVENTURE TYPE

  • Ups and downs

  • Rock Climbing

  • Trails 

  • Remote Wilderness

  • Possible weather (Could be hot or cold)

MINIMUM AGE
  • 5 and older

VIDEO

TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS

KIDS PROGRAMS

ITINERARY & MAP

Mogollon Rim Trails

Credit:  Cameron Davis

We have selected 4 of the most popular hikes in Rim Country.  Make your itinerary a multi-day adventure

Must Do Special Events

Credit:  Cameron Davis

Find a special event to add to your Itinerary.  We have selected 3 must do events.

Museum Tour

Credit:  Cameron Davis

Rim Country is rich in history and stories of the old west.  We have selected 3 museums you must see.

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Tonto Natural Bridge

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