Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Sunset over Roosevelt Lake
Brown's Peak over Surrounding Forests
High Desert Forest Below Browns Peak
Browns Peak Above Burned Forest
North End of Roosevelt Lake
High Desert Forest
Backlit Ponderosa Pine Tree
Roosevelt Lake Between Mountains
Superstitions Beyond Rocky Ridge
Drainage Flowing Toward Roosevelt Lake
Rocky Ridge Above Roosevelt Lake
Mountains Surrounding Lake
Claret-Cup Cactus Wildflowers
High Desert Foothills Rolling Toward Lake
Roosevelt Lake Below Desert Mountains
Roosevelt Lake Below Sierra Anchas
Granite Outcroppings
Forest Below Four Peaks
Roosevelt Lake Beyond Drainage
Unnamed Peak of Four Peaks
Tonto Basin Beyond High Desert Mountains
Ponderosa Pines Rising into the Sky
East Side of the Four Peaks
Vulture Above Roosevelt Lake
Ponderosa Pine Above Desert Foothills
Expansive Desert Landscape
Tonto Basin Below Mountains
The Four Peaks
Roosevelt Lake and High Desert Mountains
Roosevelt Lake and High Desert Mountains
Roosevelt Lake and High Desert Mountains
Sprawling Desert Foothills Around Lake
Badlands Beyond Roosevelt Lake
Roosevelt Lake Beyond High Desert Hills
Roosevelt Lake Beyond Mountains
Dirt Road Above Roosevelt Lake
Mountain Above Roosevelt Lake
Rugged High Desert Mountains
Mountain Ridges Below Clouds
Saguaros in Sunlight
Roosevelt Lake Beyond Desert Hills
Saguaro Cactus Against Mountain
Old Saguaro Cactus
Roosevelt Lake Beyond Rocky Slopes
Silhoutted Cactus Against Mountain
Salt River and Apache Trail
Light on Desert Ridgelines
Lower Mazatzal Mountains
Ocotillo Against Roosevelt Lake
Desert Canyon in Shade

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.