Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Saguaros Below Picketpost Mountain
Picketpost Mountain Beyond Canyon
Picketpost Mountain Below Clouds
Desert Mountains and Canyons
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Rain Falling Over Desert Mountains
Band of Coati
Juvenile Vagrant Grasshopper
Scarlet Hedgenettle Wildflowers
Colorful Desert Mountains
Colorful Desert Mountains
Colorful Desert Mountains
Colorful Desert Mountains
Ocotillo and Narrowleaf Yucca
Desert Hiking Trail
Sonoran Desert Mountains
Rocky Peaks Rising Above Desert
Jagged Peaks Over Open Desert
Rocky Desert Landscape
Rocky Desert Mountains
Rugged Desert Canyons
Colorful Rocky Terrain
Jagged Peak Above Terrain
Rocky Peak Above Desert Mountains
Rocky Desert Mountains
Saguaro Cactus and Desert Peak
Hiking Trail in Rugged Mountains
Saguaro Cactus Above Desert
Blooming Ocotillo over Cholla Cactus
Blooming Saguaro Cactus Flower
Sonoran Desert Vegetation
Dale's Butte Above Saguaros
Dale's Butte Above Saguaros
Silhouetted Saguaro Cactus
Saguaros and Ocotillo on Hilltop
Ocotillo and Saguaro Cactus
Rocky Canyons and Saguaro Cactus
Saguaro Cactus Forest
Silhouetted Saguaros Below Cliffs
Sonoran Desert Forest
Saguaro Cactus Forest
Morning Light on Dale's Butte
Morning Light on Dale's Butte
Desert Sunrise
Sonoran Desert Vegetation and Mountains
Dale's Butte and Desert Mountains
Sonoran Desert Vegetation and Mountains
Twilight Sky over Dale's Butte
Cloud Above Dale's Butte
Dale's Butte at Sunset

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.