Hiker Who’s Traversed the State (twice) on the AZT Shares her Favorite Trail Segments near Phoenix

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Suzanne Wright

From its origins at the Coronado National Memorial near the U.S.-Mexico border to its terminus at the Utah line, the 800-mile long Arizona National Scenic Trail spans the entire north-south length of the state. The variety of scenery and elevation is staggering. Completed in 2011, the trail passes through the Huachuca, Santa Rita, Rincon and Catalina Mountains. It crosses the San Francisco Peaks, the Mogollon Rim, and the Coconino and Kaibab Plateaus. It even dips into, and out of, the Grand Canyon.

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