Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Hiking Trail in Rincon Valley
Rincon Mountain Foothills
Saguaros on Rocky Hill
Rincon Mountain Foothills
Rincon Mountain Foothills
Backlit Yucca Stalks
Mica Mountain Beyond Hills
Rincon Mountain Foothills
Saguaros on Rocky Outcropping
Mesquite Trees Covering Ground Brush
Backlit Mesquite Tree
Afternoon Light on Desert Mountainside
Saguaros Above Rincon Valley
Saguaros on Desert Mountains
Saguaros on Desert Mountains
Rincon Mountains Above Foothills
Rincon Mountains Above Foothills
Rincon Mountains Above Foothills
Yucca Plant on Rocky Ledge
Saguaros on Desert Mountains
Saguaros on Desert Mountains
Cottonwood Trees and Creek
Cottonwood Seeds Floating in the Air
Cottonwood Trees and Creek
Cottonwood Trees and Creek
Dry Wash
Saguaro Cactus and Sonoran Desert Hills
Cienega Creek and Rincon Mountains
Arizona Trail Through Creosote
Hiking Trail Through Creosote
Desert Cactus and Mountains
Cactus, Ocotillo, and Mountains
Ocotillo and Yucca Plants
Blooming Yucca Plants
Hiking Trail Through Ocotillo
Arizona Trail in Ocotillo
Hiking Trail in Ocotillo
Hiking Trail Below Ocotillo
Pink Fairy Duster Wildflowers
Desert Hiking Trail in Ocotillo
Blooming Yucca Plants
Las Cienegas at Sunrise
Prickly Pear Cactus at Sunrise
Sunrise over Saguaro Cactus
Earth's Shadow over Sonoran Desert
Earth's Shadow over Prickly Pear Cactus
Ocotillo and Rincon Peak
Yucca Plants in Open Desert
Open Desert Below Whetstone Mountains

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.