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.

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Two Arizona Trail Day Events on April 18th

Arizona Trail enthusiasts have two Trail Day events to choose from on April 18th in the Gateway Communities of Patagonia and Pine/Strawberry! The sixth annual Patagonia EARTHfest will feature lectures about trees, the borderlands and what's in the future for the Arizona Trail in Patagonia; a birding walk and tour of historic sites in the town, and outdoor booths where folks can learn about the wonderful recreational opportunities in the area.

The fourth annual Pine/Strawberry Trails Day will celebrate the hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities in and around the Gateway Communities. Participants can take a walk with llamas, bird-watch, bike a new trail, learn about trail building and archaeology and enter a raffle to win great local prizes!

Guided hikes and activities begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Pine Ramada. Information and demonstrations will be offered throughout the day by the Arizona Trail Association, U.S. Forest Service, Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, Arizona Site Stewards and Pine-Strawberry Fire Department.

No matter which event you choose, you'll spend the day with folks who love sharing their passion for the outdoors - hope to see you there!

Trail Work Training Sessions

Learn the art and science of trail maintenance and construction through our NEW Trail 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 Trail Work Trainings include:
March 7-8 Tucson
April 18-19 Pine
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 Trail Volunteer Trainings page.


The Arizona Trail Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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