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.
Arizona Trail Day and the Colossal Campout at Colossal Cave Mountain Park - March 28th!A full day and night of fun on the Arizona Trail - join us for a hike, bike or horseback ride in the morning. Enjoy lunch and our Outdoor Expo from 12-3 with birds from Wildlife Rehab NW Tucson, Jasmine the Mini-Donkey, a gear swap and booths with information and activities for all ages.
From 3-5 we'll have a trail maintenance event, an archaeology walk and a roundtable where you can share your tales from the trail. The Warrior Hike "Walk off the War" thru-hikers will be in Tucson for Arizona Trail Day.
In the evening relax around the campfire with live music by Eb Eberlein and friends, food by It's Greek to Me and Arizona Trail Ale at La Selvilla Campground.
Free camping and entry to the park for Arizona Trail Day! Please register for activities, food and camping on the Tucson Trail Day page.
Colossal Cave Mountain Park is located 30 minutes east of downtown Tucson in the Gateway
Community of Vail. Hope to see you there!
Winter Newsletter Now AvailableThe Winter 2014-2015 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.
Inside these 12 pages you'll find lots of exciting news and information about the Arizona
National Scenic Trail and the Arizona Trail Association, including:
Enjoy the Arizona Trail News and please share it with friends.
Grand Canyon Dream TripNear the top of every outdoor adventurer's bucket list is a float trip down the Colorado River through the heart of Grand Canyon. Experiencing this natural wonder from the river is unlike anything else, and has been described as "the adventure of a lifetime."
Thanks to Arizona River Runners & Grand Canyon Whitewater, the Arizona Trail Association is pleased to offer raffle tickets for a dream trip down the river. The lucky winner will receive a $2,500 gift certificate that can be used for an individual or group for a variety of itineraries from 4 to 13 days with Arizona River Runners & Grand Canyon Whitewater during their 2015 or 2016 seasons.
Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 and can be purchased here. Raffle tickets will remain on sale until a winner is selected on April 1. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the sale of tickets benefits the Arizona Trail Association.
More information is available on the raffle page. Please buy
your tickets today and share the information with friends.
Trail Work Training SessionsLearn 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:
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
Legacy Partners Program