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.
News and Updates from the Arizona Trail
Peaks Fire in the Four Peaks WildernessThe Peaks fire is burning near Browns Peak in the Four Peaks Wilderness. There are no immediate threats to any property, however as a safety precaution, the Tonto National Forest is closing trails and a short section of road in the Four Peaks area. These closures include the northern end of the Four Peaks passage (#20) and the southern end of the Pine Mountain passage (#21).
For more information, please call the Tonto National Forest fire information phone at (602) 525-1042.
Arizona Trail a Finalist for Tucson Weekly's Best Backpacking Trail 2016The Arizona Trail has been picked as a finalist in the Tucson Weekly's Best of Tucson 2016! Show your support for the Arizona Trail by voting for us in the survey until July 31st.
Wildfires Force Trail Closures on the Coconino National ForestFire season has begun and some Arizona Trail passages on the Coconino National Forest are impacted by smoke and/or closed to ensure visitor safety. The Happy Jack Passage #29 is closed until further notice, however a safe and scenic re-route has been established by the Forest Service. There is also one fire on the Kaibab National Forest near the community of Valle.
Fire managers continue to utilize lightning-caused wildfires to reduce forest fuels, while actively protecting values in the area such as power lines, communities, archaeological sites, sensitive habitats and recreational resources like the AZT. For up-to-date information on fires, closures and other important news, please visit the Inciweb page. Quick updates will also be provided on @CoconinoNF on Twitter, so please follow if you would like to be updated as information is received.
Pivot Rock Fire
Sun Hat w/Bug ProtectionWe searched high and low to find the absolute best sun protection hat for the Arizona Trail, and this one includes "No Fly Zone" insect repellant technology! This lightweight and durable poly/nylon hat can be smashed and stuffed into your pack and still retain its shape and comfort. The adjustable, removable drawstring keeps it on your head during windy days or attaches to the outside of your pack. Inner hatband is a soft wicking terry material that is adjustable to fit your head just right. Color options are Stone or Olive, and available in S/M or L/XL.
For more details and to order one, go to the
Arizona Trail Trading Post online.
Remote Trail Maintenance Task ForcePlanning a long-distance adventure on the Arizona Trail? Want to help with minor trail maintenance along the way? Then join the Remote Trail Maintenance Task Force! Responding to requests from numerous thru-hikers and riders who want to "give back" while they're out there on the most remote portions of the Arizona Trail, we've developed a simple way for folks to trim back the encroaching acacia, remove problematic tree limbs, and help keep the Arizona Trail corridor clear. After all, it grows back with a vengeance every year!
If you're interested in joining the Remote Trail Maintenance Task Force, visit
the remote maintenance page for all the details
and how to sign up.
Arizona Trail Completion AwardThe ATA is proud to announce the development of the Arizona Trail Completion Award for anyone who has traveled all 800 miles of the AZT. Just fill out the online survey and we'll mail you a copper belt buckle. For those who can't imagine wearing a belt buckle, we’ve got a copper pin that doubles as a pendant so you can clip it to your pack or wear it around your neck. We are confident these are the finest completion awards of any long distance trail in America.
Whether individuals finish the AZT one segment at a time over many years or all at once, the ATA is able to provide these unique awards for just the cost of shipping and handling thanks to our friends at Pioneer Title Agency.
In addition to the award, finishers who complete the survey help the ATA gather important data about preferred methods of navigation, gateway community impact, and much more. Finishers will be compiled into a database and available for viewing online. So we may finally be able to answer the age-old question of "How many people have done the whole trail?"
If you have finished the Arizona Trail, please fill out the survey today!
The Arizona Trail Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
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