Hermosa Tours Self-Guided Trips: Arizona Trail

Dirt Rag

by Ross Downard

In this day and age in the Lower 48, true adventure is getting harder to find, and going out and getting lost is almost a thing of the past. Hermosa Tours has found a way to put this kind of uncertainty back in the Sonoran Desert, specifically in a one-hundred-mile section of the Arizona Trail that is nearly all singletrack.

“Remote” barely describes the areas you’ll pedal across on a four-day trip through one of the most rugged deserts in the nation. The idea for Hermosa’s self-guided tour is for a group to set off without guides or trailside support, finding their own way to semi-supported camps each night. While the company transports your gear and sets up camp, you’re entirely on your own getting there and doing the cooking.

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