Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Sunset on Desert Mountains
Golden Light on Desert Mountains
Sunset Light on Desert Mountains
Evening Sky over Mountains
Mountain in Evening Light
Rocky High Desert Mountains
Large Rocky Outcropping
Juniper Trees in Afternoon Light
Engelmann Hedgehog Cactus Flower
Juniper Trees and Cactus
Desert Mountains in Afternoon Haze
Desert Mountains in Afternoon Haze
Thru-Hikers on the Arizona Trail
Rocky Outcroppings in Desert Mountains
Desert Mountain Foothills
Desert Mountain Foothills
Four Peaks Above Desert Mountains
Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers
Arching Sycamore Trees
Tree Shadows on Creek
Painted Redstart Bird
Large Juniper Tree Trunk
Dawn over the Reavis Saddle
Shaded Canyons in High Desert Forest
Shaded Canyon in High Desert Forest
Oak Trees in Sunlight
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Rocky Outcroppings on Mountains
Sycamore Trees in Rocky Canyon
Mesquite Tree Abstract
Dry Creek in Canyon
Oak Forest in Rocky Canyon
Oak Forest in Canyon
Sanddune Wallflowers
Four Peaks Above Mountains
Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers
Oak Tree Abstract
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Phoenix Below Desert Mountains
Rugged Desert Mountains
Phoenix Below Desert Mountains
Desert Mountains from the Reavis Trail
Desert Mountains from the Reavis Trail
Rocky Desert Mountains
Mesquite Trees and Desert Mountains
Mesquite Trees and Desert Mountains
California Poppy Wildflowers
Superior Beyond Desert Mountains
Desert Mountains
Desert Grasses and Mesquite Trees

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.