Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail Guide Book

by Matthew J. Nelson (Wilderness Press)
Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail  by Matthew J. Nelson

320pp/map/desc/pics
ISBN: 9780899977478

Explore every part of the Arizona National Scenic Trail with this ultimate resource, detailing the trail's twists and turns, its flora and fauna, geology, water sources, and nearby gateway communities. In an easy-to-use format, Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail features the 800-mile trail, section by section (43 passages altogether) so that day-hikers, thru-hikers, mountain bikers, runners, and equestrians can feel confident about finding the trailheads, navigating the route, and connecting with the awe-inspiring landscape like never before. Inspired by the magnificence of the scenery, wildlife, and diversity of terrain, this new book is an irreplaceable source for everyone interested in the Arizona National Scenic Trail.

© 2014 Matthew J Nelson/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 43.
... Preview: The rugged desert, mountains, and canyons that characterize most of this passage are as isolated as they are beautiful. Because of its difficult access for day-trippers, this passage is, overall, most ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Superior, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: Along this passage, the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) follows ranch roads, but traffic is infrequent and the unique terrain is an integral part of the rich variety of landscapes along the entire ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Perkinsville, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 25.6
... Preview: Ubiquitous cactus, sandy soil, and hot, dry weather characterize Passage 14. Here, visitors will find a rich, complex community of plants and animals in delicate coexistence. The opportunities for s ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Oracle, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 27.4
... Preview: This passage is mostly flat, with two notable exceptions. The first is the 500-foot-deep gorge carved by East Clear Creek, which flows into Blue Ridge Reservoir. The second is the steep drop from Blue ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Pine, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.1
... Preview: The Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) ends in the north much like it began in the south: in the middle of nowhere. This is entirely appropriate, of course, because getting to the middle of nowhere d ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Buckskin Mountain, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: Very few outdoor enthusiasts explore the hills north of Parker Canyon Lake. Because they don’t command the respect of higher mountain ranges nearby, the Canelo Hills go relatively unnoticed. But as wi ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Elgin, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Rolling grasslands mixed with Upper Sonoran Desert define this passage. Hundreds of plant and animal species thrive in the nearby Patagonia–Sonoita Creek Preserve, owned and managed by The Nature Cons ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Patagonia, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: This passage offers a classic northern Arizona experience, with long stretches of beautiful ponderosa pine forest, prime elk habitat, and tantalizing views of the Grand Canyon. This relatively flat st ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: The first half of this passage skirts the Turkey Hills and crosses the Rio de Flag near Elden Pueblo. The second half is part of the Elden Mountain Trail System and follows the base of Little Elden Mo ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: An urban route, Passage 33 takes you across the center of the city of Flagstaff, which offers diverse experiences from beginning to end. Long-distance-trail users can use this opportunity to resupply ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.5
... Preview: This passage has several striking aspects, including great views of Roosevelt Lake and the dam that created it, close-up views of the magnificent Four Peaks, and the startling effects of an intense fo ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Roosevelt, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.5
... Preview: This passage was the last segment of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) to be completed, with the final singletrack constructed in spring 2012. The first 16 miles follow the Gila River, offering ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Gila Bend, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 25.2
... Preview: Through the high Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona, the Colorado River has carved a canyon 277 miles long. It took approximately 6 million years to create this mile-deep canyon, and the result is a m ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Grand Canyon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 21.4
... Preview: This passage traverses the seldom-used northern side of Grand Canyon National Park as it heads through rolling, forested hills to the Kaibab National Forest. This section of the Arizona National Sceni ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
North Rim, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.6
... Preview: Starting from the Grandview Lookout Tower, the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) follows the Tusayan Bike Paths toward Tusayan and then enters Grand Canyon National Park. In the park it makes use of ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Tusayan, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 23.5
... Preview: This passage traverses some attractive terrain, but much of it follows roads that are open to motorized vehicles. In the absence of natural barriers on the Mogollon Plateau, vehicles have thoroughly e ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Happy Jack, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 30.7
... Preview: This passage uses existing roads and trails to travel from the north end of the Mazatzal Wilderness to the Pine Trailhead on AZ 87. Its relatively short length and trails provide a nice setting for a ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Pine, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: The first 17 miles of Passage 27 follows the Highline Trail, a National Recreation Trail that is visually stunning, historically significant, and brutally challenging. The AZT heads east from the Pine ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Pine, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.3
... Preview: A historic obelisk and simple barbed-wire fence at the Mexico–U.S. border mark the official start of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) from its southernmost point. Here, before your eyes unf ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Hereford, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 21.7
... Preview: The first half of Passage 41 crosses an area burned by the 2006 Warm Fire. The ponderosa pine forest was totally incinerated, but new growth of aspen trees and many species of grasses, shrubs, and flo ... From the guidebook "Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail"
Jacob Lake, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 17.2