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.
Jingle Trail Rock in Oracle, AZEl Rancho Robles Guest Ranch in Oracle is hosting Jingle Trail Rock - a benefit for the Arizona Trail Association! There will be beer, BBQ, and Blues in the beautiful Gateway Community of Oracle on Saturday, December 14. Come on out and check out the zip line, gear expo and more! Discounts on rooms and casitas, and camping is available.
Call 520-896-7651 for more information or check out their flyer.
The NEW Arizona Trail Guidebook Available in DecemberWe are proud to announce that Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail will soon be available to ATA members and for sale to the general public. This 320-page resource is the most comprehensive guidebook to the Arizona Trail ever compiled. For all the details about this great resource, check out the new guidebook page.
If you would like to be among the first to own this new guidebook, you can:
The fastest way to renew is on our membership page. You can also mail us a check.
After members joining or renewing at the $100 level or higher have received their guidebooks, books will be available for sale through the ATA.
Go to the ATA online store to order yours soon for only $25.95 + $7 (shipping).
Guidebook Release Party - The ATA will be hosting two events as part of the release of the guidebook. On Saturday, December 21 at the Summit Hut in Tucson and on Sunday, December 22 at REI in Tempe you can check out the book. Copies will be for sale and you can get it autographed by the authors. For more about this, go to our online calendar.
Every book purchase made through the ATA supports our mission to build, maintain,
promote, protect and sustain the Arizona National Scenic Trail as a unique encounter
with the land.
Pusch Ridge Wilderness BypassThe Pusch Ridge Wilderness comprises some of the most rugged and formidable terrain in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. It is a scenic and remote wilderness experience despite its proximity to a major city, and is an important part of Passages 11 and 12. Due to adverse trail conditions, inaccessibility for day hikers, dangerous conditions for equestrians, and the fact that mountain bikes are prohibited from wilderness areas, the Arizona Trail Association has worked with Coronado National Forest and various user groups to identify a wilderness bypass.
The Pusch Ridge Wilderness Bypass is now detailed on the ATA website (Passages page) and signs are being installed on the ground over the next few weeks to assist trail users in finding their way. Equestrians will greatly appreciate this bypass, as the area near Romero Pass has been notoriously dangerous for horses and mules. Mountain bikers will appreciate the ability to ride these trails outside the wilderness area, especially when doing long-distance rides along the AZT. And day hikers can more easily access various trailheads with access to water sources.
Thanks to ATA volunteers, including Tom’s Sawyers, for installing
New Signs on the AZTWorking with Oracle-based artist and metalworker Rob Bauer, the Arizona Trail Association has installed new signs on the Arizona National Scenic Trail. These metal works of art are being placed at select locations along the trail, including passages frequently used by hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. They are intended to mark the path and educate recreationalists that the piece of trail they’re on is part of an interconnected cross-state system.
Each sign features the mileage to Utah and Mexico from that particular spot. We hope this inspires trail users to dream of passages and possible adventures to the north and south of where they normally hike, run and ride.
New interpretive signs will soon be installed on BLM administered lands and
within the Coronado National Forest, further celebrating the Arizona Trail.
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