Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Ocotillo Along Arizona Trail
Rocky Peak Above Hills
High Desert Grassland Hills
Rocky Hills Below Mountains
Oak Trees in Drainage
Goodding's Verbena Wildflowers
Violet Desert Wildflowers
Verbena Wildflowers in Grasses
Santa Catalina Mountains Above Hills
High Desert Grassland Hills
Stars Over Mica Mountain
Stars Over Mica Mountain
High Desert Grassland Hills
High Desert Grassland Hills
Santa Catalina Prairie Clovers
High Desert Grassland Hills
Mica Mountain Above Grassland Desert
Mica Mountain Above Grassland Desert
Dakota Mock Vervain Wildflowers
Banded Gneiss Slabs
Banded Gneiss Outcropping
Banded Gneiss Above Desert
Banded Gneiss in High Desert
Banded Gneiss Outcropping
Evergreen and Aspen Trees
Banded Gneiss Outcropping
Banded Gneiss Outcropping
Evergreens and Rocky Outcroppings
Pine Trees Above Desert
Sky Islands Beyond Mica Mountain
Raven Flying over Desert
Low Desert Beyond High Desert
Evergreens and Rocky Outcroppings
Large Desert View
Rocky Ridge in High Desert
Large Desert View
Large Desert View
Distant Sky Islands
Large Desert View
Large Desert View
Trail in Pine Tree Forest
Waterfall on Mica Mountain
Waterfall on Mica Mountain
Trail in Pine Tree Forest
Pine Tree Against Rincon Mountains
Oak Tree Trunks
Hiking Trail in Oak Forest
Hiking Trail in Oak Forest
Mojave Mound Cactus
Santa Rita Mountains Above Horizon

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.