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.

Slide show of images along the trail  

Autumn Newsletter Now Available

Click here for the most recent edition of the Arizona Trail News. Inside this 12-page publication you’ll find exciting news and information on the Arizona National Scenic Trail, including:
- Arizona Trail Junior Explorer Handbook
- Summer Storms Wreak Havoc on Arizona Trail
- LF Ranch: An Oasis in the Wilderness
- Gateway Community Spotlight: Superior
- Ocelot on the Arizona Trail
- Putting Youth to Work on the Arizona Trail
- and much more!

The full-color version is available online now, and the printed black and white version will be mailed to members and supporters within the next week. Enjoy the Arizona Trail News, and share it with friends today by forwarding the link or downloading and sending the PDF file.

Arizona Trail Half-Marathon & 10K on December 6

On Saturday, December 6 the Arizona Trail Half-Marathon & 10K returns. This trail running event benefits the ATA and includes a portion of the AZT between Twin Tanks and the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead. The point-to-point 10K Fun Run starts at Sahuarita Road and runs concurrent along the final 6.2 miles of the half-marathon course. Both races finish at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead on the Arizona Trail in Vail, AZ.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event, so if you have a few hours to help in the morning, please contact the Race Director at

Arizona Trail Video

During this spring's Arizona Trail Trek, the very talented Levi Davis joined Sirena at a variety of hikes and Gateway Community events. He produced this beautiful short film that celebrates the diversity of Arizona and the treasure that is the Arizona National Scenic Trail.


NEW AZT Hiking Stick Badges

By popular demand, the ATA is excited to announce the availability of aluminum hiking stick badges and mountain bike medallions. Featuring the Arizona Trail logo in brilliant colors, the adhesive backing allows you to stick them to your favorite hiking stick, trekking pole, work tool, fuel bottle, or just about anything else you can think of. For mountain bikers, they stick to your stem, seat post, front fork, seat tube, head tube, or any other part of your bike. Aluminum material allows you to bend them into shape, and the seriously strong 3M adhesive means they won’t fall off. Measuring 1.25 inches in diameter, the medallions are small enough to remain subtle yet colorful enough to stand out.

They are available on the ATA Shop page for only $5 each.


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

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