Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Storm Clouds over Saguaros
Gila River and Riparian Trees
Saguaros Lining Desert Mountains
Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus
Cactus Forest on Mountainside
Trio of Tall Saguaro Cactus
Arizona Trail in Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail in Desert Mountains
Saguaro Cactus and Desert Mountains
Saguaro Cactus and Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail on The Big Hill
Arizona Trail on The Big Hill
Ocotillo over Desert
Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus
Hiking Trail on Rocky Terrain
Hiking Trail on The Big Hill
Hiking Trail on The Big Hill
Saguaro Cactus on The Big Hill
Sonoran Desert and Desert Mountains
The Big Hill
Desert Canyons and Wash
Ripsey Wash Area
Ripsey Wash Area
Ripsey Wash Area
Saguaro Cactus
Mesquite Tree in Desert Wash
Mesquite Tree in Wash
Clouds and Cactus
Clouds and Cactus
Ripsey Wash Area
Ripsey Wash Area
Clouds Above Desert Vegetation
Black Throated Sparrow
Clouds and Cactus
Clouds and Cactus
Saguaro Cactus and Desert Hills
Clouds over Desert Mountains
Sonoran Desert Hills
Sonoran Desert Mountains
Prickly Pear Cactus and Blooming Yucca
Sonoran Desert Hills
Sunrise Clouds over Sonoran Desert
Tortilla Mountains in Arizona
Arizona Desert Sunrise
Sunrise on Prickly Pear Cactus
Sunrise over Sonoran Desert
Sunrise over Tortilla Mountains
Power Lines and Light Pollution
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Silhouetted Saguaro Cactus

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.