Top State Parks: 12, Tonto Natural Bridge, Arizona

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Tonto Natural Bridge, Arizona
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The highlight of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is the world's largest travertine natural bridge, situated in the steep-sided valley of Pine Creek, in hilly land towards the north edge of the Tonto National Forest near Payson. The travertine is an ancient deposit formed by mineral-laden springs; the creek later eroded through the base. The bridge can be viewed from all directions, and other short trails explore more of the valley.

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Image credit: Sharon Peterson


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