The Arizona Trail
The Arizona National Scenic Trail is a complete non-motorized path, stretching 800 diverse miles across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It links deserts, mountains, canyons, forests, communities and people.
The Arizona Trail Association's mission is to protect, maintain, enhance, promote and sustain the Arizona Trail as a unique encounter with the land.
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News and Updates from the Arizona Trail
Volunteers Needed for Work Event near Molino BasinCome out and help the Arizona Trail Association and REI-Tucson maintain the Arizona National Scenic Trail! Volunteers are needed to do maintenance and construction activities on the AZT near Molino Basin Campground, approximately 5.5 miles from the base of Mt. Lemmon, on March 26. The crew will work on switchbacks, drainage and corridor on the roughly 1.4 miles of trail winding out of the basin through high desert oak scrub up to a saddle. Views from the saddle reach out to Redington Pass and the Rincon Mountains. Volunteers need to be capable of walking 1-2 miles to and from the project site and working outdoors with hand tools for up to 3 hours. Lunch will be provided.
For more information and to register, please go to
The Official Energy Bar of the Arizona TrailWe are excited to announce the creation of the AZT Wild Mesquite Bar - the Official Energy Bar of the Arizona Trail. Made by Huppy Bar in Flagstaff, the AZT Wild Mesquite Bar is made with local ingredients, including Arizona-grown nuts, honey, chile powder and mesquite meal from the San Xavier Co-op Farm on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Mesquite is naturally sweet and has sustained desert dwellers for thousands of years. Huppy Bars are grain free, gluten free, nutritious and absolutely delicious!
A portion of proceeds benefits the maintenance and protection of the Arizona National
Scenic Trail! AZT Wild Mesquite Bars are on sale now at the
Huppy Bar website. Help support the Arizona Trail
and this outstanding local business by taking Huppy Bars on your next outdoor adventure.
And please ask your favorite outdoor gear stores and natural food locations to carry the
AZT Wild Mesquite Bar.
AZT Commemorative MugsWorking with the nation's best pottery artists at Deneen Pottery in Minnesota, we are delighted to announce the first in a series of six commemorative mugs celebrating the natural beauty of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. The first mug in the series features a scene from within the Gila River Canyons (Passage 16), which is where the final piece of trail was constructed to officially complete the AZT in December of 2011. The dominant rock spire is an unnamed volcanic plug we have been a affectionately referring to as Dale's Butte - in honor or Dale Shewalter, the father of the Arizona Trail. Saguaro forests cover the hills and Mexican gold poppies can be seen blooming near the trail. Since desert bighorn sheep frequent this part of the AZT, a ram is included within the design. We chose a natural brown glaze for this particular mug, which will hold about 12 ounces of coffee, tea, cocoa, whiskey, water or whatever else you fancy. AZT Mugs are available as a "thank you gift" for anyone joining the ATA or renewing their membership at the Ironwood, Saguaro, Juniper or Ponderosa Pine levels...while supplies last.
The Arizona Trail Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
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