Volunteer Vacations

Arizona Trail Volunteer Vacations are week-long volunteer events that give participants a chance to experience the best parts of Arizona in an extended and intensive work project. Whether building rock retaining walls in a volcanic cliff band near Flagstaff or grubbing out desert vegetation near Saguaro National park, these projects offer unparalleled opportunities to learn detailed trail construction techniques and sustainability theory. Perhaps the best part is meeting groups of other trail enthusiasts from all over Arizona and even the country!


Upcoming Volunteer Vacations

Tonto National Forest – Sycamore and Boulder Creek

October 10-16, 2021
Come and and join us in our first BIG event to recover the AZT after the 2020 Bush Fire. We’ll be backcountry camping near Boulder Creek and Sycamore Creek.

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Past Volunteer Vacations

Alder Ridge Singletrack

March 18-21, 2021
Come out and help get the AZT off of nasty roads on the Whiterock Mesa passage near Payson.

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Happy Jack Singletrack

May 25-31, 2019
Come out and help get the AZT off of nasty roads on the Happy Jack Passage near Flagstaff.

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Canelo Hills

March 24-30, 2019
Offered in partnership with the American Hiking Society.

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Happy Jack

September 22-28, 2018
Offered in partnership with the American Hiking Society.

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Superstition Wilderness

March 23-28, 2018
Join us for a backcountry in the rugged Superstition Wilderness of Central Arizona. With support from equestrian and 4wd groups, we will work deep in the wilderness along the Two Bar Ridge trail.

Mogollon Rim

May 6-10, 2017
The ATA Volunteer Vacations are returning to the spectacular Mogollon Rim Country – this time for a project out of Washington Park.

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Happy Jack

October 1-7, 2017
Offered in partnership with the American Hiking Society.

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