This beautiful little valley is tucked away in the Tonto National Forest about 10 miles outside of Payson. The natural bridge is one of the largest travertine formations in the world and provides an opportunity for several great hikes.
The Gowan Trail leads from the top of the bridge down to the creek that runs through it. If you go at sunset, there are rainbows shining through the waterfall that cascades from the top of the bridge and it can be breathtaking.
Hiking is allowed under the bridge, but it can be slippery and treacherous. If you are not prepared with hiking boots and plenty of water, stick to the easier trails and you'll still have an enjoyable day.