Arizona Trail Passages

The Arizona Trail is divided into 43 passages. The list below contains all of the passages in order from south to north. Passage Map refers to the downloadable map available for this passage. The Passage Profile refers to the downloadable trail elevation profile available for this passage. The Track and Waypoints refer to downloadable GPS data. Clicking on a passage name will bring up more detailed information about that specific passage.

If you wish to print your own topographic maps you can do one of the following:

  • Use the Track files in the table below and your own mapping software to print out maps.
  • Become an ATA member and receive our ATA Topo Maps.  The maps contain detailed maps and are available free to ATA members. The topo maps are PDF files and do not require any mapping software.

Arizona Trail GPS data:

The Arizona Trail is a work in progress. The trail is complete and well-signed, however sections may change or be rerouted (due to wildfire, environmental, or administrative decision). The track and waypoints data offered here attempt to provide the best available information. Check back for the latest versions using the databook change log.

Please use common sense when using the Arizona Trail. Do not rely on any ONE piece of trail information. Carry a map, compass/GPS or smartphone using the Arizona Trail App (and know how to use them). Contact the local agency for current weather and trail conditions. Make sure you, your livestock, bicycle, or other equipment is in good shape. We want you to have a safe and fun experience exploring the Arizona Trail.

The Passage GPS data below are newly digitized datasets representing the Arizona National Scenic Trail. They have been exported from GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software and reduced in detail to enable each passage to be loaded onto any GPS, no matter the memory size. These are very good for navigational purposes.


Arizona Trail GIS data within several applications with full detail:

  1. Arizona Trail App from Guthook.
  2. This website’s interactive map can be viewed via a desktop or laptop and through the free ArcGIS app on Android & iOS devices.
  3. ATA Topo Maps for purchase as a printed product or downloadable in PDF format and even for import into the Avenza Map App where you can view your location on the map using your mobile device’s GPS. (Products are FREE for ATA Members)
  4. ESRI formatted GIS (Geographic Information Systems) online feature services  (always have the up-to-date version) are shared via Arizona’s GIS Clearinghouse within the Arizona Trail Association’s Group, now called the AZGeo Data Hub. These feature services and datasets are meant for more detailed mapping and analysis with all 43 passages combined into one point or polyline file, so they won’t fit onto a GPS. You can get a free login for non-commercial use and join the Arizona Trail Association group.

Arizona Trail on Google Earth

You can download a file containing all of the current Arizona Trail GPS data in a format that is displayable on Google Earth. If you are not familiar with Google Earth, you can go to the Google Earth download page to learn about it and download the FREE software. Once you have this software installed, or if you already have it, click on the link below to download the Google Earth/Arizona Trail data file. Save this file on your computer and then open it using Google Earth.

Download the Arizona Trail Google Earth KMZ File
This can be viewed in Google map Apps and imported into any map within the Avenza Maps App.


Trail Stewards

Both Regional and passage-specific Trail Stewards can be found on our Stewards page.


Quick Nav: Jump to Central Passages | Jump to Northern Passages

Southern Passages

The passages considered “Southern” run from the Mexico border (Passage 1) to Oracle (Passage 13), just north of Tucson.


Passage 1: Huachuca Mountains


Passage 2: Canelo Hills East


Passage 3: Canelo Hills West


Passage 4: Temporal Gulch


Passage 5: Santa Rita Mountains


Passage 6: Las Colinas


Passage 7: Las Cienegas


Passage 8: Rincon Valley


Passage 9: Rincon Mountains


Passage 10: Redington Pass


Passage 11: Santa Catalina Mountains


Passage 11a: Pusch Ridge Wilderness Bypass


Passage 12: Oracle Ridge


Passage 13: Oracle


Central Passages

The passages considered “Central” run from Black Hills (Passage 14) to Highline (Passage 26), near the Mogollon Rim.

Passage 14: Black Hills


Passage 15: Tortilla Mountains


Passage 16: Gila River Canyons


Passage 17: Alamo Canyon


Passage 18: Reavis Canyon


Passage 19: Superstition Wilderness


Passage 20: Four Peaks


Passage 21: Pine Mountain


Passage 22: Saddle Mountain


Passage 23: Mazatzal Divide


Passage 24: Red Hills


Passage 25: Whiterock Mesa


Passage 26: Highline


Northern Passages

The passages considered “Northern” run from Blue Ridge (Passage 27) to Buckskin Mountain (Passage 43), on the Utah border.

Passage 27: Blue Ridge


Passage 28: Happy Jack


Passage 29: Mormon Lake


Passage 30: Anderson Mesa


Passage 31: Walnut Canyon


Passage 32: Elden Mountain


Passage 33: Flagstaff


Passage 34: San Francisco Peaks


Passage 35: Babbitt Ranch


Passage 36: Coconino Rim


Passage 37: Grand Canyon – South Rim


Passage 38: Grand Canyon – Inner Gorge


Passage 39: Grand Canyon – North Rim


Passage 40: Kaibab Plateau South


Passage 41: Kaibab Plateau Central


Passage 42: Kaibab Plateau North


Passage 43: Buckskin Mountain

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