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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Spring Newsletter Now Available

The Spring 2015 edition of the Arizona Trail News is now available. The color version can be viewed online here and the black-and-white printed version will arrive in member mailboxes within the next week. If you have chosen to read the newsletter electronically but would like to start receiving it in print, just send an email to and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Inside these 12 pages youíll find lots of exciting news and information about the Arizona National Scenic Trail and the Arizona Trail Association, including:
- Documenting Trail Values
- AZT Expeditions Carries Your Load on the Arizona Trail
- Trail Yoga
- Gateway Community Spotlight: Pine/Strawberry
- Warrior Hike Update
- and much more!

Enjoy the Arizona Trail News and please share it with friends.

NEW Arizona Trail T-Shirts

New 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 Shop page.

Volunteer Work Training Sessions

Learn 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:
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 Volunteer Trainings page.


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

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