Facility Information

Facilities available at Tonto Natural Bridge State ParkSorry, pets are not allowed on the trails at this park.

Fall/Winter: Hours & Days

The park is open 7 days a week from 9am. - 5pm. Last entry at 4pm.
Due to State Health laws, pets are not allowed on any park trails. All trails close at 4pm.

The park will close at 2 pm on November 24th (Thanksgiving). Regular hours resume on November 25th. The park will close at 2 pm on December 24th (Christmas Eve) and will be closed December 25th (Christmas Day). Regular hours resume on December 26th.

Parking Lot Viewpoints

One may see the Natural Bridge from four different parking lot viewpoints without hiking down to the bottom.

Visitor Center & Historic Lodge

The Tonto Natural Bridge Visitor Center inside historic Tonto Lodge offers information and a gift shop. Note: There are no restrooms located in this building, but modern flush restrooms are located nearby.

Visitor Center hours: 8am - 5pm.

Restrooms

Accessible vault toilets are located near parking areas. Modern flush restrooms are located near the historic lodge.

Gift Shop

We have a variety of books for sale about the region and the area. We also sell snacks, water, soda, walking sticks, and T-shirts.

Museum & Exhibits

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. Photographs and a painting of the Natural Bridge with a scenic slideshow are also available to visitors.

Group: Day Use Areas

Day Use ramada reservation can be made by calling the park directly. Cost to reserve is $40.00 and a $5.00 non-refundable reservation fee.

Goodfellow Group Use Area:

Lodge & Lodge Dining Room:

New Group Ramada: 20x40’ ramada with tables and grills. Please contact park for ramada reservation information (fees apply).

Cypress Group Ramada: 20x30 ramada with picnic tables and BBQ grills available on a first-come, first served basis.

10x10 Ramadas: 3 ramadas with a picnic table and BBQ grill are available on a first-come, first served basis. No reservations.

Picnic Areas

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

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.

Wildlife Viewing

Many different birds species visit the park. Please ask for a park bird list when paying your fee at the entrance station. Deer, rabbits, and javelina also inhabit the park.

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Help us protect this unique feature for generations to come. Please follow all park rules when visiting Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Note: There is no public telephone, cell phones signals, or internet access at the park.

Park Rules

  • Littering is unlawful; tossing your cigarette butts on the ground is littering.
  • High Fire Danger occurs every summer; during these times, smoking is restricted to the parking lots and charcoal fires are prohibited while propane stoves are okay.
  • Pets are allowed on the park but we suggest leaving them at home. If you bring a pet, you are restricted to parking level and viewpoints and they must be kept on a 6 foot controlled leash at all times; Pets are not allowed on park trails. Pets cannot be left unattended during your visit. 
  • Rock throwing is not allowed on the park and take care while hiking down the trails as rock may fall naturally from the steep cliffs above.
  • Swimming and wading is prohibited under the Natural Bridge; passive water play is available upstream and downstream from the Bridge.  
  • The Park possesses numerous natural hazards; please use caution while visiting the park.
  • No glass containers on the trails.
  • Good shoes, with ankle support are ideal. Flip-flops, sandals, and high heels are not good shoes to wear at Tonto Natural Bridge.
  • 2 liters of water per person are highly recommended; 1 for the way down and 1 for the way back.

Agency Rules & Regulations