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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.
 
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Arizona Trail Days in Flagstaff

Flagstaff Flyer The Arizona Trail Association will be holding the third annual Arizona Trail Days - Flagstaff on September 9-11. Friday, join us for a presentation on traversing the Grand Canyon from end to end. Saturday's Arizona Trail Days presented by Arizona Lottery in Buffalo Park will have live music, local foods, a raffle, inspiring trail talks and Sunday we are "Honoring our Heroes" with the public premiere of the film Almost Sunrise and talks from Warrior Hike veterans. For all the details, check out the Flagstaff Trail Days page.
 

Coco Fire near the AZT

The lightning-caused Coco Fire on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has grown to 300 acres in size while reducing hazardous fuel accumulations and restoring overall forest health. The fire started on July 22, 6 miles southeast of the town of Tusayan. Fire crews continue preparation work ahead of the main wildfire along 2 miles of the Arizona Trail between Forest Roads 303 and 2719. Ignitions are also occurring to the southwest of the fire near the intersection of forest roads 302 and 303 in order to ensure it remains within predetermined control lines.

The Arizona Trail remains open, however visitors should be aware that some smoke may be present in the area. As this lightning-caused fire continues to move in a natural setting in order to reduce hazardous fuels and enhance forest health, it is likely that smoke will become more visible from Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park's East Rim Drive, and other populated areas. Warmer, drier weather in the forecast will lead to the potential for increased wildfire activity and growth in the coming days.

For more information, visit this inciweb page or call the Kaibab National Forest Fire Information line at 928-635-8311.
 


Summer Newsletter Now Available

The Summer edition of the Arizona Trail News is now available. It can be viewed online here and the printed version will arrive in member mailboxes within the next week. Thanks to support from our friends at Southwest Solutions, we are able to offer the printed version of the newsletter in color.

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:
-  Highline Passage Upgrades
-  Warrior Hike: In Their Own Words
-  Unicyclist Finishes the AZT
-  Upcoming Arizona Trail Day Events
-  Trail Angel Spotlight
-  and much more!

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Paving Project on the AZT within Grand Canyon National Park

A 4-mile segment of the Arizona Trail's Passage 37 (Grand Canyon-South Rim) will be subject to a major paving project over the next two months. Also known as the Tusayan Greenway Path, which connects the town of Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village, this is a popular way for hikers, runners and mountain bikers to access Grand Canyon National Park. Paving will occur between the National Park boundary (0.5 mile north of the IMAX Theater parking lot in Tusayan) and Center Road. For safety reasons, the path is now officially closed. The Park will inform the ATA when the project is near completion. Hikers are encouraged to utilize the free Grand Canyon National Park shuttle to avoid this segment; mountain bikers are encouraged to ride on the paved shoulder of Hwy 64; and equestrians are encouraged to explore the forest roads east of the highway.
 
 
 

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