Search and Rescue Assist Hikers

The Sierra Vista Herald Huachuca Mountains Sierra Vista — Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers were hiking up to the Arizona Trail in the Huachuca Mountains Monday morning and afternoon in order to assist two hikers who were unable to leave their camp site following Monday morning’s snowfall. Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Carol Capas said the two men had set […]

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Oracle Ridge Trail: Trudges Through History

The Desert Leaf by Bill Norman Hikers on Oracle Ridge Trail No.1 are stepping back through Arizona frontier history 130 years old. Unlike the smoothly paved expanse of Catalina Highway that today offers easy access to Mt. Lemmon from the south, only very rough trails—at best—were available in the early 1880s for hardy travelers wanting to crest out atop the […]

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THAT Brewery and Pub Grand Opening

Pine Strawberry AZ News by Shara THAT Brewery & Pub, formerly known as Rimside Grill, will open their remodeled establishment on May 25 at 11 AM. On June 1, the Rimside name will officially change over to THAT Brewery & Pub. Tamara and Steve Morken are thrilled about their new venture and look forward to welcoming both loyal and new […]

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Arizona Trail Could Boost Rim Tourism

Payson Roundup by Michele Nelson The Forest Service wants to encourage Payson residents to embrace their status as a gateway community to the 800-mile Arizona Trail which runs through Rim Country’s back yard. Completed in February on the state’s centennial birthday, the National Scenic Trail winds through 80 miles of the Payson Ranger District. [To read the rest of the […]

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The Arizona Trail Race: Work To Be Done

Outside Online by The Cycle Life Tomorrow, I set out to settle a two-year-old score. At 9 am on Friday, I begin my third attempt at the AZT300, a self-supported endurance mountain biking race in southern Arizona. The small-scale, unsanctioned event crawls through rugged, rocky, cactus-spiked Sonoran desert, often in blistering heat, though in some years there’s also been snow. […]

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The Newest National Scenic Trail Has Some Of The Best Mountain Biking In The U.S.

Men’s Journal by Daniel Duane Arizona, with its red-rock canyons and mountains jutting out of the desert, has been a mountain biker’s paradise since there’s been mountain biking. But the completion of the Arizona National Scenic Trail — which runs 817 miles from the Utah border south to Mexico — turns the state into a world-class off-road cycling destination. [To […]

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Celebrate The Completion Of The State-long Arizona National Scenic Trail With These Highlight Hikes

Phoenix Magazine by Mare Czinar Finally, outdoor lovers have a boots-on-the-ground way to experience our state’s mesmerizing diversity, border-to-border. Just in time for Arizona’s Centennial, the state-traversing Arizona Trail has debuted on the national scene, joining the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails as one of America’s premier treks. It’s also one of the few that welcomes mountain-biking and horseback riding, […]

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The Cycle Life: AZT300 Gets a New King…Umm, Queen

Outside Magazine by The Cycle Life On Monday, April 11, after three days, four hours, and five minutes of riding, Lynda Wallenfels won the Arizona Trail 300, a self-supported mountain bike through-race that roughly follows the Arizona Trail from Parker Lake Canyon, Arizona, near the Mexico border, to Superior, just southeast of Phoenix. In addition to scoring the overall win, […]

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Time for a bit of Arizona Trail?

Arizona Daily Sun by Larry Hendricks Last year, I hiked a bit of the Arizona Trail from the Walnut Meadows loop off Walnut Canyon Road to Fisher Point. Now that the snow has melted, I’m thinking about rehashing the hike for some training. Photographer Josh Biggs and I are slated to go to the South Rim and hike down South […]

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In Memoriam: Robert King

Robert Paul King 65, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on March 30, 2011. A visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 9th at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 A.M. at Shadow Mountain Mortuary. Donations may be made to Arizona Trail Association, P.O. Box 36736, Phoenix, AZ 85037 or www.aztrail.org. Military honors […]

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In Memoriam: Gabe Zimmerman

Gabe Zimmerman, the director of community outreach for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, died January 8, 2011 in the shooting outside a Tucson supermarket. Zimmerman handled thousands of issues raised by constituents out of the congresswoman’s offices in Tucson and Sierra Vista, and was one of the Giffords staffers who organized many public events where voters could meet Giffords and talk […]

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In Memoriam: Wildfire

The grand adventure has come to an end. His dignified, commanding, ever curious nature made the trails we traveled whether easy or extreme, visible or faint, fun to explore. His leadership and presence gave the inexperienced confidence to follow. The Arizona Trail nearly complete will now be left to another. Friendships and memories remain. Wildfire, my Tennessee Walking Horse of […]

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Arizona Trail

Arizona Trail: Of All The Routes Along The Arizona Trail, Segment No. 34 In The San Francisco Peaks Is The Best Bet For Summer by Robert Stieve “Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, […]

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In Memoriam: Herbert Starr Curtis

H. Starr Curtis was a geologist by profession and an avid naturalist, astronomer, bird-watcher and hiker.  Almost a life-long resident of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, he shared his love of the outdoors, and particularly of the lesser-known beauties of the southwest landscape, with his family, coworkers, friends, church community, and boy scouts.  Part of his legacy is the love […]

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In Memoriam: Dale Shewalter

Founder of the Arizona Trail Dale Shewalter, known as the “Father of the Arizona Trail,” and guiding spirit for the Arizona Trail Association, died on January 10, 2010. Dale passed away, after a many year fight against cancer, in his hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona. Dale had a vision of a continuous path across Arizona, and in 1985 he undertook a […]

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Desert Getaway: the Arizona Trail

Sunset Magazine by Dina Mishev It’s not just that the heaping plate of tacos I’m eating costs less than $4. Or that a local walked up to our table and offered his services as a hiking guide, free, simply for fun. It’s the honest-to-God niceness of everyone in the postage-stamp town of Superior, gateway to the Arizona Trail, which stretches […]

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The Best of Arizona: Do the state’s namesake trail – one hike at a time

Sunset Magazine by Lawrence W. Cheek To know Arizona, you need to experience the Arizona Trail, a 720-mile scribble that bisects the state from Utah to Mexico. It meanders through ponderosa and aspen forests, plunges into the Grand Canyon and lesser-known chasms, lurches over mountains, and droops across the arroyo-crinkled Sonoran Desert. Ten percent of the trail remains to be […]

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