Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Prickly Pear Cactus Near Boulders
Desert Greenery Below Mountains
Spanish Bayonet and Barrel Cactus
Arizona Trail Passing Cholla Cactus
Cholla Cactus
Arizona Trail in Cholla Cactus
Cholla Cactus Forest
Cholla Cactus Forest and Mountains
Bee in Cactus Flower
Dry Wash Below Hills
House Finches on Bushes
Sonoran Desert Mountains
Sonoran Desert Vegetation Variety
Saguaros Below Mountains
Saguaros Covering Landscape
Sunrise on Arizona Trail
Sunrise over Desert Mountains
Dawn over Desert Mountains
Earth's Shadow Above Desert Wash
Saguaro Cactus on Desert Hill
Thru-Hiker Overlooking Desert
Hiker on Desert Ridge
AZT Thru-Hiker on Ridge
Black Hills of Arizona
Saguaro Cacti in Afternoon Light
Cholla Cactus Forest
Saguaro Cactus Forest
Thru-Hiker Approaching Arizona Trail Sign
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
Ocotillo and Cholla Cactus
Sonoran Desert Hiking Trail
Spanish Dagger Yucca on Hillside
Arizona Trail in Desert Hills
Yucca over Desert Mountains
Yucca overlooking Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail in Desert Hills
Mountains Beyond Colorful Hills
Colorful Desert Mountains
Yucca Above Desert Valley
Rolling Desert Hills
Yucca Plants on Ridge

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.