Due to the ongoing rebuild process of the Observation Deck, the south side of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and all hiking trails remain closed. A 1/4 mile section of the paved path as well as Viewpoints #1 and #2 remain accessible. Fire restrictions have been lifted; charcoal grills are now allowed. Masks are required in all park buildings and in areas where people are unable to properly socially distance.
As a response to the uptick in COVID-19, the gift stop and museum area located in Goodfellow Lodge will be closed to the public.
Become a Junior Ranger
If you're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park! Pledge to do your part to help preserve the beauty of the park for everyone to enjoy!
On this page, you can download a Junior Ranger activity for this park that you can complete on your own. It's just one of the fun activities you can do to become a Junior Ranger. After you complete it, bring it with you to the park and you're on your way to becoming a Junior Ranger.
When you visit the park ask for a full Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center, Ranger Station or office. Complete the activities during your visit and then bring it to a Park Ranger for review. When a Park Ranger approves your work you'll be asked to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and get sworn in as our newest Junior Ranger. You'll also be given a Junior Ranger Button. We hope to see you at the park!
Activity Sheet Summary
Tonto Rock 'N Roll: Here at Tonto we have both igneous and sedimentary rocks. To decode the names of these rocks below, simply move each letter forward one space in the alphabet. For example, A = B, B = C, Z = A. So, QNBJ equals ROCK! Keep your eyes open during your visit and see if you notice any of these rocks in the park.
Pledge & Button
Junior Ranger Pledge: “As an Arizona State Parks Junior Ranger, I pledge to help the park rangers protect and preserve habitat, wildlife, and help keep the park clean and safe for visitors and wildlife.”
Remember, you can become a Junior Ranger at nearly all Arizona State Parks. So explore our website and visit the FOR KIDS page for each park for more activities.
Junior Ranger Button: Show everyone that you're a Junior Ranger! After you complete your activities and take the Junior Ranger Pledge you'll receive a Junior Ranger Button. You can pin it to your pack, put it on a bulletin board, or proudly wear it. Check out the button for this park in the picture.