The Arizona National Scenic Trail (Arizona Trail) stretches over 800 miles from the U.S. border with Mexico to Utah, connecting deserts, mountains, canyons, wilderness, history, communities and people.  The Arizona Trail has something for everyone, from remote and challenging wilderness to easily accessible passages near many Gateway Communities, this trail showcases Arizona’s diverse vegetation, wildlife, scenery, and history in a way that provides a unique and unparalleled Arizona experience.  The Arizona Trail was designated a national scenic trail by Congress in 2009 and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service.  Other partners in the management and protection of the trail include the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, Arizona State Parks, the Arizona Trail Association, and several counties and municipalities.

View of Picket Post Mountain Wildflowers in Arizona Grand Canyon

Every year more hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and trail runners are discovering the Arizona Trail.  Some only travel a few miles, or do one passage at a time, while others complete the entire trail in one season. The Arizona Trail Association's website provides information and trip planning advice.


A Comprehensive Plan for the Arizona National Scenic Trail

The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the process of developing of a comprehensive plan for the Arizona National Scenic Trail.   The comprehensive plan (CP) is being developed in partnership with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Parks, local governments, and the Arizona Trail Association. 

Arizona National Scenic Trail Brochure

Image of trail overlooking canyon

The staff of the Arizona National Scenic Trail is proud to announce that a brochure highlighting the Trail is available for download.  Hard copies will be available at locations along the Trail.