We only made it to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park an hour and a half before closing, but paying $10 for entry was totally worth it. The park boasts the largest travertine bridge in the world. The bridge creates a tunnel 400 feet long and 183 feet tall and has a small waterfall that pours through tree roots off of the top. Ayo got soaked exploring the tunnel, but the natural beauty was worth it. (At least to me. I didn’t get soaked, however.)
After departing the State Park on the mile-long 14% grade exit road we headed for the Mogollon Rim. I was itching to get to the Rim on Monday night in anticipation of having to head out on Tuesday night because of the weather. Ayo had us press on into dusk in search of an ideal campsite, and boy did we find one!
We’re now parked right on the rim, overlooking tens of miles of valley. The view is majestic and there’s no one anywhere near us. This gorgeous place is ours, and is coincidentally the same exact place that Glenn from To Simplify parked in April.
There are a gajillion more photos to share, but our internet connection here is super slow. Perhaps tomorrow.
posted by yair