Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

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
Rugged Mountains Beyond Hills
Blooming Yucca Along Arizona Trail
Sonoran Desert Mountains
Prickly Pear Cactus and Blooming Yucca
Sonoran Desert Hills
Ocotillo and Yucca on Mountains
Sunrise Clouds over Sonoran Desert
Tortilla Mountains in Arizona
Arizona Desert Sunrise
Yucca Blooms Below Mountains
Cactus and Trees Below Clouds
Prickly Pear Cactus Below Mountains
Sunrise on Prickly Pear Cactus
Sunrise over Sonoran Desert
Wandering Clouds Above Peaks
Early Morning Over Empty Desert
Sunrise over Tortilla Mountains
Power Lines and Light Pollution
Saguaros in Fading Light
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Silhouetted Saguaro Cactus
Santa Catalina Mountains Beyond Open Desert
Power Lines Above Hills
Power Lines and Fence Along AZT
Yucca Blooming with Cactus
Boulders in Desert
Boulders in Flat Desert
Boulder Spire in Desert Floor
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

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.