State / Provincial Park
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
This place is a must see if you are new to the area. Hike down to view the Tonto Bridge. Some light hiking involved but well worth it.
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park showcases the world’s largest natural travertine bridge, which spans the length of a 400-foot tunnel and reaches 150 feet wide by 183 feet high. The natural bridge was originally discovered in 1877 by pioneer David Gowan, who constructed a lodge that housed members of…
Formed from thousands of years of lava deposits, erosion, and structural change in the mountain.
Worth the price of admission. Pet and Family friendly with easy to moderate hikes for just about anyone. There are Grassy areas for relaxing and/or covered areas for picnics!
“Located on North Tonto Creek Road, the fish hatchery is free to visit and the kids can even feed the baby fish during their visit! Find Rainbow, Brown and Cut-Throat Trout which are all local favorites.”
“Payson Sawmill Theatre has 6 screens. Locally owned movie theater for new releases on the big screen, with options for private screenings. It is built on the land where our old sawmill stood for 40 years. The wood beams are from the old sawmill and it is home to the old whistle that would blow at the beginning and end of each shift and at the noon lunch hour. ”
“Haven't been here yet due to Covid restrictions, but would like to pay a visit.”
“The Cedar Ridge Restaurant is located at Mazatzal Casino- on the Tonto Apache Reservation. Go to the back of the building to find the closest door to the restaurant. The food and service are excellent. Prices are more reasonable than other steakhouses or establishments that provide salmon, trout, steak and other fine foods. They have a great salad bar and often have a buffet. There is great variety on their menu- even entrees the kids will like.”