Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Saguaro Forest Stretching to Mountains
Cholla and Saguaro Cactus
Sonoran Desert Vegetation
Blooming Ocotillo and Saguaro
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Tulip Prickly Pear Flowers
Gila River Canyon Railroad
Silhouetted Mountains Below Storm Clouds
Sonoran Desert Vegetation
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Storm Clouds over Desert Mountains
Gila River Dividing Desert
Desert Mountains Along Gila River
Storm Clouds over Saguaros
Tortilla Mountains Beyond Hills
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
Clouds Above Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail on The Big Hill
Arizona Trail on The Big Hill
Ocotillo over Desert
Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus
Desert Mountains Below Passing Clouds
Arizona Trail Ascending Big Hill
Desert Hills Below the Big Hill
Sprawling Desert Below the Big Hill
Saguaro Above Arizona Trail
Wildflowers and Ocotillo Along Trail
Hiking Trail on Rocky Terrain
Hiking Trail on The Big Hill
Hiking Trail on The Big Hill
Desert Mountain Landscape
Saguaro Cactus on The Big Hill
Sonoran Desert and Desert Mountains
The Big Hill
Sandy Wash Below Mountains
Desert Canyons and Wash
Lush Wash in Rocky Canyon
The Big Hill Above Desert Flora
Ridge Above Desert Wash
Prickly Pear Cactus Above Rocky Wash
Ripsey Wash Area
Ripsey Wash Area

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.