Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Boulders in Desert
Cholla Cactus
Cholla Cactus Forest and Mountains
Bee in Cactus Flower
House Finches on Bushes
Sonoran Desert Mountains
Sunrise over Desert Mountains
Dawn over Desert Mountains
Saguaro Cactus on Desert Hill
Hiker on Desert Ridge
Black Hills of Arizona
Cholla Cactus Forest
Saguaro Cactus Forest
Hiker in Desert Hills
Hiker on Arizona Trail
Hiker on Desert Ridgeline
Saguaro Cactus on Rocky Hill
Saguaro Cactus on Desert Hill
Cholla Cactus and Black Hills
Cholla Cactus and Black Hills
Desert Cactus and Black Hills
Cactus and Black Hills
Ocotillo and Yucca along Arizona Trail
Sonoran Desert Hiking Trail
Arizona Trail in Desert Hills
Yucca over Desert Mountains
Yucca overlooking Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail in Desert Hills
Arizona Trail in Black Hills
Prickly Pear and Desert Mountains
Yucca Plants in Desert
Black Hills of Arizona
Prickly Pear Cactus Bloom
Barrel Cactus and Mesquite Trees
Desert Mariposa Lily
Butterfly on Sanddune Wallflower
Butterfly on Sanddune Wallflower
Spanish Dagger Yucca
Spanish Dagger Yucca
Mesquite Trees and Boulders
Mesquite Trees and Boulders
Santa Catalina Mountains and Desert
Mesquite Trees in Desert Grasslands
Lower Oracle Ridge
Lower Oracle Ridge
Lower Oracle Ridge
Twilight over the Oracle Ridge
Tucson at Twilight
Sunset over the Oracle Ridge
Southern Arizona 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.