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 built, but hikers and mountain bikers can sample the Arizona Trail through daylong excursions. [To read the rest of the article, click here]