Arizona Trail Photography Gallery

Upper Lake Mary in Pine Forest
Upper Lake Mary in Pine Forest
Clouds Above High Desert Forest
Clouds Above High Desert Forest
Ponderosa Pine Trees
Meadow Around Stock Pond
Winter Weather over the San Francisco Peaks
Elk Below San Francisco Peaks
Elk Below San Francisco Peaks
Bull Elk in Forest
Old Railroad Bed and Arizona Trail
Oak Tree Trunks and Leaves
Old Railroad Bed and Arizona Trail
Spruce Tree Behind Pine Trunk
Alligator Juniper Tree in Rocks
Alligator Juniper Tree in Rocks
Small Creek in Forest
Mormon Lake from Nearby Forest
Tree Trunks and Snow
Mating Pair of Western Bluebirds
Mating Pair of Western Bluebirds
Natural Shelter in Forest
Snowfall in Pine Forest
Snowfall on Ponderosa Pine Trees
Small Elk Herd in Pine Meadow
Western Bluebird in Pine Tree
Tree Stumps in Pond
Mallard Ducks at Pond
Arizona Trail in Pine Forest
Arizona Trail in Oak and Pine Forest
Oak and Pine Trees
Kaibab Squirrel on Tree
Cautious Kaibab Squirrel on Log
Cautious Kaibab Squirrel
Kaibab Squirrel on Log
Kaibab Squirrel Running on Log
Kaibab Squirrel in Wind
Kaibab Squirrel in Tree
Pine Tree Trunks
Perched Mountain Bluebird
Large Pine Tree Trunk with Younger Trees
Dirt Road in Pine Forest
Horned Lizard in Forest Grass
Row of Ponderosa Pine Tree Trunks
Fire Burned Forest
Fire Burned Forest and Stumps
Burned Ponderosa Pine Tree Trunks
Ponderosa Pine Tree Trunks
Cow Elk in Pine Forest

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.