Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Whitford Canyon Below Upthrust
Geologic Upthrust
Whitford Canyon Below Hills
Rocky Sonoran Desert Hills
Saguaro Cactus on Mountains
Saguaro Cactus Against Mountains
Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus
Superior Below Rocky Cliffs
Apache Leap Formation
Apache Leap Formation
Rocky Desert Mountains
Jagged Peaks Above Foothills
Blooming Ocotillo Above Desert
Blooming Ocotillo Above Desert
Rugged Mountains Above Cactus
Wilting Wildflowers Along Arizona Trail
Saguaro Cactus Against Sky
Clouds Above the Superstition Mountains
Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus
Saguaros on Hills Below Formation
Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus
Large Saguaro Cactus and Apache Leap Formation
Saguaro Cactus and Southern Superstitions
Foothills Below Larger Mountains
Saguaro Cactus and Apache Leap Formation
Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus
Saguaro Cactus and Palo Verde Trees
Apache Leap Formation Beyond Foothills
Desert Plants Below Apache Leap
Picketpost Mountain and Saguaro Cactus
Hoary Tansyaster Wildflowers
Picketpost Mountain Above Wash
Sonoran Desert Sycamore Tree
Clouds Above Superstitions
Arizona Trail and Superstition Mountains
Picketpost Mountain and Saguaro Cactus
Storm Clouds over Picketpost Mountain
Ocotillo in Alamo Canyon
Weaver's Needles Beyond Rolling Desert
Superstition Mountains Desert Landscape
Blooming Flowers Below Rocky Cliffs
Desert Wildflowers in Bloom
Littleleaf Ratany Wildflowers
Saguaros Below Picketpost Mountain
Littleleaf Ratany Wildflowers
Picketpost Mountain and Superstitions
Picketpost Mountain
Wildflowers and Picketpost Mountain
Silhouetted Saguaros and Desert Mountains
Santa Catalina Mountain Phlox

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.