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Summit for Arizona Trails

Summit for Arizona Trails Statewide trails network discusses shared challenges and opportunities by Wendy Lotzke, Coordinator and Volunteer Program Manager, Summit/Network for Arizona Trails and Arizona Trail Association In February 2020, a small volunteer committee of trail managers, builders, and enthusiasts convened the inaugural Summit…

A decade in the making: Temporal Gulch Passage reroute approved to provide safer alternative for AZT

by Matthew Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association Over the past decade, the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) has been working to find a safer, more scenic alternative to the trail’s current alignment near the town of Patagonia, AZ, which includes three miles of paved roads…

Arizona Trail management strategies for a changing climate

by Matthew Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association Maintaining and protecting the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) has always been a challenge, especially considering the diversity of ecosystems the trail traverses. Through deserts, canyons, mountains, and forests, the AZT climbs and descends over 110,000 feet in…

Arizona National Scenic Trail – 10th Anniversary

by Matt Nelson, Executive Director, Arizona Trail Association When Dale Shewalter, a school teacher from Flagstaff, AZ, stood on top of Coronado Peak near the U.S./Mexico border in the late 1970s and imagined a single trail connecting deserts, mountains, canyons, forests, communities, and people, the dream…