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Tonto Natural Bridge Az
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At 183 feet high, 150 feet wide and 390 feet long, Tonto Natural Bridge near Payson in central Arizona is believed to be the largest travertine bridge in the world. The platform across the bridge is approximately 1050 feet long.
There are four separate hiking trails. None of the trails are long but all of them are considered strenuous. Three of them lead underneath the Tonto Natural Bridge: The Pine Creek Trail, the Ana Mae Trail and the Gowan Trail. The Water Fall Trail leads 300 feet to beautiful falls that look like something from out of the tropics. ALL trails are steep with steps and rocky areas.
Caution: The elevation at the top of the bridge is 4533 ft. If you are coming from a much lower altitude you may encounter altitude sickness if you over exert yourself. But if you are physically up to it, trust me, each of the trails is well worth the hike. The views are spectacular!
July 31st, 2013
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