The Park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The last possible entry into the park is 4:00 p.m. Pine Creek, Anna Mae, Gowan, and Waterfall Trails close at 4:00 p.m. The paved path and all viewpoints remain open until 5:00 p.m. Pets are allowed on the Paved Path and Viewpoints. Pets are restricted from all other trails. The park is currently under fire restrictions. No charcoal grills allowed.

Goodfellow Lodge is not currently available for overnight stays.

Trails

Hiking Trails

Hiking TrailsThank you for packing out what you pack in. Please carry drinking water while hiking these trails. All trails are steep and strenuous. No pets or glass containers on any trails!

Pine Creek Trail is about ½ 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 2,200 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 is about 500 feet long and leads to Pine Creek Trail and the Natural Bridge. Allow one hour.

What may be the world’s largest travertine bridge can be seen from many angles within the park. From the paved paths on top, visitors will encounter four great viewpoints to help understand the scale of the bridge, while having the opportunity to take in an expansive view of Arizona’s famed rim country. See the quick facts below that help describe how immense this natural bridge actually is!

  • Height of the bridge is 183 feet
  • Width of the tunnel is 150 feet
  • Length of the tunnel is 393 feet
  • Thickness of travertine above the tunnel is 60 feet

It should be noted that most natural bridges found throughout the world are made of sandstone or limestone. The size and history of creation of Tonto Natural Bridge makes this particular bridge very unique and special. Those that view the grandeur are often awestruck by the visually stimulating experience!  

 

Note: Dogs are not allowed on any of the trails at the park.

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