Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Saguaro Cactus Forest
Saguaro Cactus Forest
Morning Light on Dale's Butte
Morning Light on Dale's Butte
Desert Sunrise
Sonoran Desert Vegetation and Mountains
Sonoran Desert Vegetation and Mountains
Twilight Sky over Dale's Butte
Dale's Butte at Sunset
Ocotillo and Cholla Cactus Below Sunset
Large Saguaro Cactus
Sunset over Desert Mountains
Sunset over Desert Mountains
Sunset Light over Desert Hills
Silhouetted Mountains and Cactus
Ocotillo over Dale's Butte
Saguaro Cactus Forest
Saguaro Cactus Forest
Dale's Butte Above Mountains
Dry Wash in Canyon
Dale's Butte Silhouetted Against Clouds
Arizona Trail in Desert Canyons
Silhouetted Mountains Against Sky
Cactus Forest Against Rocky Cliffs
Cholla and Saguaro Cactus
Desert Mountains Along the AZT
Desert Mountains Along the Arizona Trail
Gila River and Desert Riparian Vegetation
Hiking Trail in Mesquite Trees
Sonoran Desert Mountains
Sonoran Desert Mountains Panorama
Blue Palo Verde Flowers
Blue Palo Verde Flowers Closeup
Arizona Trail in Canyon Bottom
Blooming Ocotillo over Gila River
Gila River Canyon Railroad
Gila River Canyon Railroad
Railroad Track in Gila River Canyon
Saguaro Cactus Forest
Cholla and Saguaro Cactus
Sonoran Desert Vegetation
Blooming Ocotillo and Saguaro
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Tulip Prickly Pear Flowers
Gila River Canyon Railroad
Silhouetted Mountains Below Storm Clouds
Sonoran Desert Vegetation
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Desert Mountains Along Gila River

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.