Background the natural bridge was discovered by david gowan a scotsman in 1877 while hiding from apache indians and so impressed was he by the unusual secluded location that he persuaded his family to emigrate and live. Park location and driving directions for tonto natural bridge state park in pine az 85544.
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Map tonto natural bridge state park. Arizona state parks 1 877 my parks. It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. Tonto natural bridge state park is a state park in mogollon rim tonto national forest az.
Tonto natural bridge is widely believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. View a map of this area and more on natural atlas. Interpretive exhibits located within the lodge include artifacts on the history of tonto natural bridge plus information about travertine prehistoric inhabitants and the historic tonto lodge.
Tonto natural bridge is a must visit for the state of arizona. You can view the natural bridge from far away but can t get to the viewing platform or get close to the bridge. There should be little excuse with the drive being less than 2 hours from phoenix and a cost as of march 2020 of 7 per adult and.
View park trail maps. Tucked away in a tiny valley surrounded by a forest of pine trees tonto natural bridge state park has been in the making for thousands of years. The bridge was discovered in 1877 by david gowan as he was being chased by apache indians.
Luckily they lowered the price of admission with. The park service close down all trails on june 30 for construction. Plan your road trip to tonto natural bridge state park in az with roadtrippers.
The green valley area around the bridge is now tonto natural bridge state park. There are 2 viewing area near the parking lot. The park entrance fee.
At 183 feet high the bridge spans the area over a 400 foot tunnel that is 150 feet at its widest point. Map of tonto natural bridge state park. The formation has been protected as the tonto natural bridge state park since 1990.
Official site for tonto natural bridge state park an arizona state park. Tonto natural bridge state park is a natural feature in payson. Tonto natural bridge state park payson.
The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400 foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point the discovery of the small and beautiful valley between pine and payson.