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.
News and Updates from the Arizona Trail
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Trail Closure in the Santa Rita Mountains

There is a temporary closure of a portion of the Santa Rita Mountains Passage (#5) due to the Sawmill Fire. Coronado National Forest has closed the trail from FR 4110 north to FR 4072. For more information, please go to this InciWeb page or call 520-281-2296

Care Taker Wanted for Historic High Jinks Ranch

High Jinks Ranch will have an opening on June 1 for a live-in caretaker. Located inside the Coronado National Forest near Oracle, Arizona, High Jinks Ranch is a quiet retreat with amazing views. It has great hiking, birding, mountain biking, and horseback riding. This is a live-in position and is unpaid at this time, though a living stipend may be possible in the future. The owner lives on site part-time but needs someone dependable to keep the historic site and grounds clean and presentable. Duties also include some maintenance, tending 2 cats, and providing hospitality to users of the AZ Trail and other tourists. This secluded location would be perfect for an artist, writer, meditator, couple or family, or for anyone looking for peace and solitude in a beautiful place.

For more information please visit their website. This is a 6-month appointment with the possibility to become long-term. Please send an email letter of application describing yourself, relevant experience and why you would like this position. Please include references and contact information. Reply to .

Spring Volunteer Vacation on Mogollon Rim

View from Mogollon Rim The ATA Volunteer Vacations are returning to the spectacular Mogollon Rim Country - this time for a project out of Washington Park. Here, the Arizona Trail leaves the historic Highline Trail alignment and begins its steep climb up to the rim on the Colonel Devin Trail. Here, the pines reach to the sky and the vistas stretch out forever as the Mogollon escarpment marks the edge of the Colorado Plateau. For those who are familiar with this territory, it can be as challenging as it is beautiful. Register now for this week long volunteer experience, complete with tools, training, meals and even a day-off to explore the beauty of the rim country.

Click here for more information.

Trail Closure in the Grand Canyon

On Monday, March 27, Grand Canyon National Park will begin daily closures of the North Kaibab Trail at Redwall Bridge to remove debris from a storm-caused rockslide. To ensure visitor and crew safety during the stabilization process, the National Park Service will close the North Kaibab Trail at the Redwall Bridge to all trail users from 8 am to 4:30 pm daily while crews are working. The Redwall Bridge is located about 2.5 miles above Manzanita Rest Area, four miles above Cottonwood Campground, and one mile below the Supai Tunnel on the North Kaibab Trail. The closure order is in effect until crews determine the area is safe to access. The estimated time of trail closure is three weeks, but that could change depending on weather and resources.

For more information, please see this Park Service news release.

The Official Energy Bar of the Arizona Trail

We 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.

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