Day 1 - Tonto Bridge
Taking our time heading out to Sedona, we stopped for a brief visit at Tonto Natural Bridge near Payson. The hosts in the visitor center mentioned to watch for and not get too close to the javelina. Turns out she was right behind the building and had a friendly disposition.
We picked one of the trails down to the natural bridge. It is a lot bigger than I expected! More like a double-openening cave. The hike drops a couple hundred feet perhaps. Not long and you'll stop for photos. The hike back up is just enough to get a little blood pumping to flush the seat-of-the-car feeling out of your glutes.
It was a fun little stop and really could have filled half a day here easily. But we hit the road and finished the scenic route to Sedona. OK, they are all scenic. The roundabout route.
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