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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Trail Closure In Walnut Canyon Passage

The Arizona National Scenic Trail is closed from Marshall Lake to Fisher Point due to the Fisher Fire. USFS personnel are working to extinguish the fire completely and then begin removing hazardous trees adjacent to the trail that were damaged by the fire. It is anticipated that the trail will be closed for a short duration. Please contact the Flagstaff Ranger District for further information (928-526-0866).

For details on how to detour around this area click here.

Spring Newsletter

The Spring 2014 edition of the ATA News is complete, and can be viewed in its full-color beauty here. This 12-page seasonal publication covers many exciting and informative aspects of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, so please check it out today. Among the articles and topics are:
  • New AZT Maps for 19 Gateway Communities
  • Gateway Community Spotlight: Sonoita
  • Spring Break Backpacking in the Santa Rita Mountains
  • 2014 Trail Running Events
  • AZT on the Go – New Smartphone App
  • Remembering Chuck Williams
  • and much more!
The printed black-and-white version of the ATA News will be mailed within the next week. If you are among the ATA members who chose the “go paperless” option, then enjoy the full-color digital version online today.

The Arizona Trail Trek
March 14 - May 31, 2014

Celebrating the trail and connecting Gateway Communities one step at a time

The Arizona Trail Trek is an 800-mile thru-hike across Arizona to promote the Arizona National Scenic Trail, the Gateway Communities and the new official guidebook!

  • 15 events at fun, funky locations in the Gateway Communities with food, live music, and Arizona Trail Ale!
  • Follow along with on-the-trail updates on the Arizona Trail Association Facebook or on Twitter at @AZTRAIL #AZTtrek
  • Participate in selected day hikes and backpacks highlighting the best of the Arizona National Scenic Trail!
  • Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (see box on right) with unique and exclusive incentives to raise $20,000 for the Arizona Trail Association to maintain, protect, and promote the trail!
Registration is now open!
For all the details go to the Arizona Trail Trek home page.


Smartphone App for Arizona Trail Users

Have you ever been on the Arizona Trail and come across something that you felt should be shared with other trail users… a fallen tree blocking the trail, a missing sign, a new water source, choice campsite, or just an amazing viewpoint? AZ Trail To Go lets you do just that. It’s an interactive website for the Arizona Trail that lets you report any number of trail conditions using your smartphone which are then immediately made available to other users.

Best of all, you don’t need to have internet connectivity to report something. This website works even when your smartphone is out of range of your service provider. Submitted items are just stored locally on your smartphone until you get back into civilization, at which point they are synched up with AZ Trail To Go.

Right now, AZ Trail To Go is in its initial test phase, so please try it out and let us know what you think. There’s nothing to install. Just visit the website with your smartphone before you hit the trail and verify that you have a compatible browser. Instructions are on the site.


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

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