Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Urban Sprawl Below Mazatzal Wilderness
Oak Forest and Pine Tree
Rocky Desert Mountain
Oak Leaves and Oak Trees
Horseshoe Lake in Desert Valley
Arizona Trail in Pine Forest
Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers
Central Arizona Mountains
Pinyon Pine Tree on Rocky Cliff
Claret-Cup Cactus Wildflowers
Black Rattlesnake in Trail
Evergreen Forest Above High Desert
Rocky Cliffs Above Burned Trees
Oak Forest and High Desert Mountains
Evergreen Trees in High Desert Canyon
Morning Light on Hillsides
Morning Light on Hillsides
Burned Trees and Forest Regrowth
Burned Trees and Forest Regrowth
Burned Trees and Forest Regrowth
Oak Forest Covering Mountains
Oak Forest Covering Mountains
Young Forest on Desert Mountains
Partially Shaded Canyon and Trees
Sheep Mountain Above Arizona Trail
A small forest of healthy evergreen trees mixed with burned trees
Burned Trees in Young Forest
Burned Trees in Young Forest
Burned Trees in Young Forest
Burned Trees on Mountainside
Burned Trees on Mountainside
Rocky Peak Above High Desert
Burned Trees Below Peak
Lupine Wildflowers Along Hiking Trail
Arizona Trail on Rocky Ridge
Burned Trees in Young Forest
Hackberry Beardtongue Wildflowers
Trail in Grassy Meadow
Spreading Fleabane Wildflowers
High Desert Mountains
Sycamore Creek Under Trees
Hiking Trail in Desert Canyon
Hiking Trail in Desert Canyon
Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Sonoran Whipsnake
Manzanita Flowers
Roosevelt Lake Below High Desert
Lupine Wildflowers
Pine Trees and Desert Boulders
High Desert Forest

Arizona Trail Information

The Arizona Trail is an 800-mile trek through some of the most beautiful and unforgiving terrain in the state of Arizona. The trail passes through four National Park entities, seven wilderness areas, nine of Arizona's eleven different biomes, four sky islands, the southwestern boundary of the Colorado Plateau, the Grand Canyon, and enough wild nature to satisfy any craving.

Over the course of seven weeks in the spring of 2016, I hiked the entirety of the trail, spanning from Mexico to Utah. This gallery contains every photo I took along the way, in order of latest to earliest. This Arizona Trail photo gallery contains images from Coronado National Memorial, the Miller Peak Wilderness, the Mount Wrightson Wilderness, Saguaro National Park, the Pusch Ridge Wilderness, the Superstition Wilderness, the Four Peaks Wilderness, the Mazatzal Wilderness, Walnut Canyon National Monument, the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, and Grand Canyon National Park.

I lugged my Canon 5D Mark III for the entirety of the trail, bringing with me a heavy 24-100mm f/4 lens, as well as a more lightweight 70-300mm telephoto for the farther away opportunities. The trek took seven weeks from start to finish, and was an incredibly exciting adventure from start to finish.