Jeff Garmire Sets FKT on 800-Mile Arizona Trail

Gear Junkie (April 23, 2019) by Nate Mitka

Jeff Garmire hiked and ran the 800-mile Arizona Trail, which stretches across the entirety of Arizona, faster than anyone else. For the feat, he averaged more than 50 miles per day. Verified by, Garmire set the self-supported and overall fastest known time for the Arizona Trail on April 21, 2019. He completed the 800-mile trail, which stretches from the top to the bottom of Arizona, in 15 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes.

The female record-holder is Heather “Anish” Anderson with a time of 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes.

The Arizona Trail connects mountain ranges, deserts, forests, canyons, and historical sites in Arizona. In the southern part of the state, it crosses the cactus landscape of Saguaro National Park. Toward its northern end, the Arizona Trail crosses Grand Canyon National Park.

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