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.
The Arizona Trail Association's mission is to build, maintain, promote, protect and sustain the Arizona Trail as a unique encounter with the land.
New Trailhead SignsThanks to support from ATA members and a grant from Arizona State Parks, we are delighted to announce the installation of two new signs at Mt. Peeley Trailhead and Picketpost Trailhead in the Tonto National Forest. These full-color interpretive signs feature a regional map of the Arizona Trail, overview map of the state, information about the trail and the ATA, and much more. They are an excellent way to represent the Arizona National Scenic Trail and are often how people first discover the AZT.
The Mt. Peeley and Picketpost Trailhead signs are the first in a series of new trailhead signs being designed and installed all along the AZT. Each sign is designed locally by Sarae's Studio in Tucson, with support from the ATA's GIS Director in Flagstaff, then fabricated by RockArt in Mesa.
Individuals and businesses are encouraged to sponsor a sign; contributions of $1,000 or
more get your name on the sign! Contact us for
more information, including proposed locations of future trailhead signs.
New Arizona Trail T-ShirtsNew for Spring of 2015, the ATA is excited to announce our new T-shirt design! Featuring mountains, desert, sunset, the Arizona Trail and a red-tailed hawk, this original design captures the freedom found on the AZT. Printed in six beautiful earth and sky colors on front of shirt (no design on back), we are convinced this will become one of your favorite shirts while on the trail or in town. Material is a super soft 50% cotton/50% poly blend that wicks moisture well and is unbelievably comfortable.
This shirt was originally designed for women, but once we saw and felt how great they were we decided to have them printed in menís sizes and colors, too. For women, they are available in red, teal and charcoal. Menís shirts are available in brown, navy and red. We have found that with this particular style of shirt that womenís sizes run one size small and menís are a little large. Please order accordingly.
Thanks to Tucson-based artist and trail enthusiast Shauna McGlamery for contributing
her talent to this design. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Trail Association, so order a
few for friends. They are available for $20 each on the
Volunteer Work Training SessionsLearn 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:
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.
The Arizona Trail Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Legacy Partners Program