Arizona July 27, 2019
The Bridge Hike In Arizona That Will Make Your Stomach Drop
plenty of amazing hikes for almost every age, fitness level, and preferred scenery. If you’re looking for a challenging trek with undeniably rewarding views, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is just the place. This iconic geological wonder features a breathtaking half-mile bridge trail guaranteed to make your stomach drop — in the best way possible.
Open since 1991, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park has attracted millions of visitors; locals and tourists alike. That incredibly high traffic is due to an incredible geological wonder being located here: the world's largest natural travertine bridge.
Four trails meander through the park, each one offering its own unique adventure. Distance ranges from 300 to 2,200 feet, so there's a hike for every fitness and energy level.
Gowan Trail is the longest and most difficult of them all, its rough and steep terrain posing a formidable challenge to even the most trained of athletes. A fairytale footbridge leads through lush greenery and craggy rock formations, and the hike takes about an hour to complete in its entirety.
Arduous as the trek may be, every drop of sweat is totally worth it when you reach the summit. Majestic hills stretch infinitely toward the clouds and create stunning panoramic views you'll remember forever.
Another, much shorter hike only takes 15 minutes while promising equally awe-inspiring views. The Waterfall Trail ends at a massive cave complete with a powerful stream cascading down a series of ledges into the tranquil pool below.
The other two paths boast incredible features that can't be found anywhere else in the park. Reserve a whole day to explore all the trails to experience everything this amazing place has to offer.
Address: Highway 87, Pine, AZ 85544.
Visitor center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
For more information, visit the park’s
website or Facebook page.
Have you ever been to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park? If so, which trail is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts, and check out our previous article to learn more about this incredible place:
The World’s Largest Natural Travertine Bridge Is Right Here In Arizona And You’ll Want To Visit.