360-Degree View From Inside Tonto Natural Bridge

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This 360-degree view was taken from inside of the Tonto Natural Bridge. From this vantage point, standing in the center under the bridge, you can see the front and back openings, and the travertine formations on the cave walls.

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About the Bridge

Tucked away in a tiny valley surrounded by a forest of pine trees, Tonto Natural Bridge has been in the making for thousands of years. It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point.

The discovery of the small and beautiful valley between Pine and Payson was documented in 1877 by David Gowan, a prospector who stumbled across the bridge as he was chased by Apaches. Gowan hid for two nights and three days in one of several caves that dot the inside of the bridge. On the third day, he left the cave to explore the tunnel and green valley surrounding it.

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