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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News and Updates from the Arizona Trail
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Michael Versteeg Sets the FKT

On October 19, Michael Versteeg completed a complete ultra-run on the Arizona Trail, finishing all 800 miles in a record-breaking time of 15 days, 22 hours and 39 minutes. He averaged 50 miles per day without any significant rest and shattered the previous Fastest Known Time (FKT) by 5 ˝ days. Congratulations to this Prescott-area runner and everyone who helped support his endeavor along the way. Michael is raising funds and awareness for Save the Confluence!

Phoenix Area Volunteers Needed on Nov 4-5

Would you like to have fun while supporting a fantastic trail running event while helping to raise money for the Arizona Trail? That's right - your volunteer hours could raise dollars for your favorite trail organization! We've been invited to send volunteers to the Ragnar Trail Relay at McDowell Mountain Regional Park on November 4 and 5. Each volunteer shift that we can cover with ATA volunteers will bring money back to our organization. Shifts cover everything from helping with event parking, driving shuttles, runner check-in, and can be done Wednesday through Saturday.

If you're interested in learning more about participating in this event to support the ATA, contact today!

Oleander Eradication Project on Nov 19-20 and Dec 3-4

The ATA is teaming up with Arizona Wilderness Coalition to remove invasive species from Arnett Creek, an important watershed near the Arizona Trail gateway community of Superior. This beautiful creek is accessible from the Picketpost Trailhead and provides critical habitat for yellow-billed cuckoo, longfin dace and other important species. Help us restore this ecologically sensitive zone by removing the oleander and tamarisk that have been taking over. Volunteers will cut and remove the invasive plants during this rewarding volunteer experience.

To learn more about the weekend project dates, contact Brian at or visit the Arizona Wilderness page online.


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

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