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The Arizona Trail
The Arizona National Scenic Trail is a continuous, 800+ mile diverse and scenic trail across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It links deserts, mountains, canyons, communities and people.
 
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The Arizona Trail Association's mission is to build, maintain, promote, protect and sustain the Arizona Trail as a unique encounter with the land.

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Unbranded
Arizona Film Premiere in Flagstaff

Sunday, September 13 - 7 p.m.
Orpheum Theater
Tickets: $7 (advance) or $10 (door)

Unbranded Film Image Unbranded is an exciting and visually inspiring documentary following four men as they ride wild mustangs over 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada. The epic adventure film captured Audience Awards at both the Telluride Mountain Film Fest and the HotDocs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto, Canada this summer.

To see the film’s trailer, please visit: watch.unbrandedthefilm.com/

Tickets are available in advance for $7 and $10 at the door on the day of the show. To buy your tickets in advance, go to the film premiere page. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Trail Association. This event is expected to sell out, so get your tickets early! Everyone in attendance will be entered into a drawing to win the full-color Unbranded book and other great items from Unbranded and the Arizona Trail Association.

This event is a part of the Arizona Trail Day celebration taking place on Saturday, September 12th from 10 am - 2 pm at Buffalo Park.

Arizona Trail Day - Flagstaff
September 12th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Buffalo Park- 2400 N. Gemini Rd.

Join the Arizona Trail Association for the second annual Arizona Trail Day in Flagstaff!

Hike, run and ride on the AZT on your own or with friends in the morning, then join us for these activities at beautiful Buffalo Park:

  • Live music from the Diamond Down String Band
  • Local Food from McMillan Bar & Kitchen
  • Beer garden featuring local brews from Wanderlust Brewery and Arizona Trail Ale from THAT Brewery
  • Memorial honoring Dale Shewalter, father of the Arizona Trail
  • Face Painting and Kids Coloring Contest
  • Raffle with fantastic prizes!
  • Gear Swap – bring your outdoor gear to sell and see what others have to sell at this community marketplace
  • Bikepacking demonstration and advice from an expert
  • Geocaching demonstration and activity
  • Monster truck ambulance from Guardian Medical Transport
  • Free granola bars provided by Nature Valley
  • Free maps, information, and much more!
Come celebrate the Arizona National Scenic Trail in Flagstaff, the state’s premier gateway community.

Arizona Trail Talk - 800 Miles from Mexico to Utah
September 11th, 8:00 pm
Eddie Bauer-19 S Regent Street Suite 200, Flagstaff

Join Sirena Dufault from the Arizona Trail Association as she takes you on a photographic tour of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Learn more about this wonderful trail which showcases Arizona's amazing diversity and hear Sirena's stories from her recent two and a half month thru-hike. She'll also be sharing tips for planning your very own hiking, biking, or equestrian Arizona Trail adventure!

This event is a part of the Arizona Trail Day celebration taking place on Saturday, September 12th from 10 am - 2 pm at Buffalo Park. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/1490383407925565.
 


Summer Newsletter Now Available

The Summer 2015 edition of the Arizona Trail News is now available. The color version can be viewed online here and the black-and-white printed version will arrive in member mailboxes within the next week. If you have chosen to read the newsletter electronically but would like to start receiving it in print, just send an email to and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Inside these 12 pages you'll find lots of exciting news and information about the Arizona National Scenic Trail and the Arizona Trail Association, including:
- Cool Weather Destinations for Summer
- New Smartphone App for the Arizona Trail
- Trail Improvements in the Black Hills
- Natural Restorations Cleans up the AZT
- Upcoming Training Classes
- Seeds of Stewardship Summer Outing Reports
- and much more!

Enjoy the Arizona Trail News and please share it with friends.
 


Arizona Trail Adirondack Chair Raffle

Adirondack Chair Buy your raffle tickets today for an opportunity to win a hand-painted Adirondack chair that celebrates the beauty and biodiversity of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. The chair was designed and painted by Jody Rypkema, a Pioneer Title Agency Coconino County Title Office employee. Jody has been a decorative painter for several years and has painted several Adirondack chairs, always donating them to non-profit organizations for fund raising events. The chairs have been some of the highest value auction items at many events in Flagstaff.

As part of the Pioneer Title Agency "Take A Hike" 30th anniversary celebration Jody adopted Passage 32 and did her part by hiking the passage earlier this year. She was asked to also assist in raising funds for the ATA by painting a chair that captures the essence of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Don't miss this opportunity to win this one-of-a-kind chair that will look ideal on your deck or in your home. The drawing will be held after the Arizona Trail Day event in Flagstaff on September 12. You could be the lucky winner!

For more information, to see the chair and to buy tickets, go to our raffle page.
 


Volunteer Work Training Sessions

Learn the art and science of trail maintenance and construction through our NEW Volunteer Work Training Sessions, offered at four locations throughout Arizona in 2015. Are you interested in learning more about properly monitoring, maintaining and constructing trails? Are you a steward of the Arizona Trail or are you interested in helping out with trail projects? Do you like to get your hands dirty while learning valuable skills at the same time? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then make your reservations today for the upcoming trail trainings!

Dates for the ATA Volunteer Work Trainings include:
September 19-20 Flagstaff
October 17-18 Patagonia

This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) and American Conservation Experience (ACE) will teach valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, ACE staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles.

Registration for the two-day trainings is only $125 per person and includes professional instruction, a Trail Assessment Handbook, four meals and lots of fun! Space is limited so please register today. Professional educators and trail builders from American Conservation Experience are donating their time and talent to help train you to become better stewards of the land; all funds generated from these courses will cover basic program costs and any remaining funds will go back to the trail. Scholarships are available for youth, veterans and others (contact for more information on scholarships).

Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning, designed to benefit seasoned trail dogs and first-timers alike. For more information, please visit our Volunteer Trainings page.
 


 

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