Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

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
Ocotillo in Open Desert
Ocotillo Below Rincon Mountains
Ocotillo and Rincon Mountains
Desert Vegetation in Las Cienegas
Desert Mountains Beyond Cactus Colony
Prickly Pear Cactus Below Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail Approaching Rincon Mountains
Arizona Trail in Prickly Pear Cactus
Blooming Spanish Bayonet Yucca
Prickly Pear Cactus and Ocotillo
Hiking Trail in southern Arizona
Ocotillo and Yucca Along Arizona Trail
Desert Hiking in Las Cienegas
Urban Sprawl in Southern Arizona
Trees and Cactus Below Mountains
Rincon Peak Above Sonoran Desert
Arizona Trail in Las Cienegas
Arizona Trail in Flat Sonoran Desert
Sonoran Desert Hiking Trail
Hiking Trail Through Desert Vegetation
Rincon Peak over Sonoran Desert Plants
Blooming Yucca Plants
Arizona Sky Island
Rincon Peak Above Desert Hills
Mesquite Trees in Hills
Arizona Sky Island
Hiking Trail Below Rincon Mountains
Sonoran Desert Hiking
Ocotillo Above Arizona Trail
Rincon Mountains Above the Arizona Trail
Rincon Mountains Above the Arizona Trail
Rincon Mountains Above the Arizona Trail
Arizona Trail Descending from Hills
Rincon Mountains Above the Arizona Trail
Rincon Peak Above Rural Desert
Rincon Mountains and Las Cienegas
Arizona Trail Descending Toward Valley
Collection of Spanish Bayonet

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.