Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Arizona Trail in Black Hills
Prickly Pear Cactus and Desert Grasses
Prickly Pear and Desert Mountains
Desert Hills and Mountains
Dark Rocks Above Desert
Dead Saguaro Cactus in Desert
Arizona Trail and Prickly Pear Cactus
Yucca Plants in Desert
Large Saguaro Cactus Above Wash
Saguaro Cactus and Mountains
Black Hills of Arizona
Prickly Pear Cactus Flower
Saguaro Cactus on Hills
Dark Mountains Above Desert
Prickly Pear Cactus Bloom
Barrel Cactus and Mesquite Trees
Rocky Peak Above Desert
Desert Mariposa Lily
Wash Emptying Toward Valley
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
Oracle Ridge Above Desert
Mesquite Trees in Desert Grasslands
Lower Oracle Ridge
Lower Oracle Ridge
Spanish Bayonet Along the Arizona Trail
Lower Oracle Ridge
Yucca Stalks Above Desert
Moon Setting Above Desert
Twilight over the Oracle Ridge
Tucson at Twilight
Sunset over the Oracle Ridge
Southern Arizona Sunset
Southern Arizona Sunset
Silhouetted Trees on the Oracle Ridge
Golden Desert Vegetation at Sunset
Sunset over Desert Mountains
Oracle Ridge at Sunset
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Oracle Ridge at Sunset
High Desert Hills
Rural Development Below Oracle Ridge
Desert Valley Below Rocky Hills

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.