Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Night Sky over Sky Island
Earths Shadow Above Whetstone Mountains
Silhouetted Trees Under Sunset Cloud
Cloud Hovering Above Mountains
Whetstone Mountains at Sunset
Whetstone Mountains Above Desert
Whetstone Mountains at Sunset
Silhouetted Trees Under Sunset Cloud
Whetstone Mountains at Sunset
Silhouetted Trees Under Sunset Cloud
Hiking Trail in High Desert Grasslands
Cloud Above Sky Island
Rincon Mountains Above Desert
Desert Valley Below Whetstone Mountains
Hiking Trail Through Desert Grasslands
Whetstone Mountains over Desert Grasslands
Santa Rita Mountain Foothills
Hiking Trail in High Desert Forest
Hiking Trail in High Desert Forest
Santa Rita Mountain Foothills
Oak and Juniper Trees
Yucca in Desert Grasslands
Santa Rita Mountain Foothills
Hiking Trail over Desert Grassland Hills
Arizona Trail in Grasses
High Desert Grassland Mountains
Whetstone Mountains and Foothills
High Desert Grassland Mountains
High Desert Grassland Mountains
Whetstone Mountains Beyond Forest
Mount Wrightston and Surrounding Forests
Rugged Peaks of the Santa Ritas
Mount Wrightston and Surrounding Forests
Mount Wrightston and Surrounding Forests
Ponderosa Pine and Mount Wrightson
Mount Wrightston and Surrounding Forests
Hiking Trail in High Desert Forest
Hiking Trail in High Desert Forest
Oak and Juniper Forest
Mount Wrightson and Pine Trees
Expansive View from Santa Rita Mountains
High Desert Grassland Vegetation
Sunrise on Mount Wrightston
Mount Wrightson Above Desert Forest
Sunrise on Mount Wrightston
Mount Wrightson Glowing Above Forest
Manzanita Bush Along Dirt Road
Dawn in the Santa Rita Mountains
Rocky Road in Santa Rita Mountains
Venus in Moonlit Night Sky

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.