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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Arizona Trail Day - Saturday, September 13

Celebrate the Arizona National Scenic Trail at a FREE event at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff on Saturday, September 13 from 10 am - 2 pm. There will be free maps, information, and chances to win great outdoor gear; live music from the Voluntary String Band; the AZT Gear Swap – bring your hiking, camping, mountain biking and equestrian gear to buy, sell or trade; beer garden featuring locally made brews from Wanderlust Brewery; a new AZT trail segment dedication; ceremony at noon to honor Dale Shewalter, the “Father of the Arizona Trail”; visit with raptors from The Arboretum at Flagstaff; check out the monster truck ambulance from Guardian Medical Transport; participate in geocaching activities; Arizona Trail coloring contest (and other children’s activities); and MUCH MORE!

For more information check out the Arizona Trail Day Flyer

Summer Newsletter Now Available

Click here for the most recent edition of the Arizona Trail News. Inside this 12-page publication you’ll find exciting news and information on the Arizona National Scenic Trail, including:
- Arizona Trail Featured in National Geographic Visitor Center-Grand Canyon
- Best Trail Segments for Horseback Riding
- REI Grants Support the AZT
- Trail Improvements Coming to Pinal County
- Gateway Community Spotlight: Summerhaven
- Wanted: Arizona Trail Stewards
- Remembering Bob Bohannon
- and much more!

The full-color version is available online now, and the printed black and white version will be mailed to members and supporters within the next week. Enjoy the Arizona Trail News, and share it with friends today by forwarding the link or downloading and sending the pdf.

Browns Fire in Four Peaks Wilderness

A portion of the Arizona National Scenic Trail has been closed in the Four Peaks Wilderness due to the Browns Fire, first detected on July 26. The lightning-caused fire is burning on the north side of Browns Peak, 10 miles south of Tonto Basin.

A closure order has been enacted for the area affected by the fire and includes: Forest Road (FR) 648, Lone Pine Trailhead, Forest Trail (FT) 130 (Four Peaks Trail), FT 133 (Browns Trail) and FT 134 (Pigeon Trail). Portions of Passages 20 (Four Peaks) and 21 (Pine Mountain) of the AZT are affected by the closure.

The fire is being managed for resource benefits and is expected to grow to 100 acres by July 30. It is burning in chaparral brush and piñon-juniper forest. Fire crews continue to monitor the fire’s progress and will be managing the fire for multiple objectives, including using fire to achieve natural resource benefits and to reduce hazardous fuels.

Visitors and residents will see light-to-moderate smoke from the surrounding communities and as far away as Payson. The possibility of smoke settling in the Tonto Basin overnight exists.

For further information, please call the Tonto Basin Ranger District at (928) 467-3200. Residents can also stay updated on prescribed fires at


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