Arizona Trail • 800 miles
The FarOut app is the official hiking guide for the Arizona Trail. The Arizona National Scenic Trail stretches 800 scenic miles (1280 km) across the state of Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It passes through some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the state, including multiple National Forests, Saguaro National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. Check out our interactive AZT map today!
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Frequently Asked Questions about the AZT
What is the best guide for the AZT?
FarOut created the best and most popular smartphone guide for the AZT.
The FarOut AZT guides is the best because the trail data and map information is constantly updated. As an illustration you can view a free 35 mile section of the AZT from the Weatherford Trailhead to the Cedar Ranch Trailhead.
How long is the AZT?
The AZT is 800 miles long and travels through Arizona from the US-Mexico border to the Arizona-Utah border.
What is the highest point on the AZT?
The highest point on the AZT is the Kaibab Plateau, which is 9,148 feet.
When is the best time to hike the AZT?
Northbound hikers typically start in March or early April. The increasing springtime temperatures results in snow melt which increases the likelihood of finding water.
Southbound hikers usually start around October or November. The downfall of starting this late means could result in water sources being dried up.
How long does it take to hike the AZT?
Because of the length of the AZT it usually takes about 7 weeks to hike the entire trail.
The fastest known time to hike the entire AZT was set by Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy, at 13.1 days, which averaged over 61 miles a day.
Do you need a permit to hike the AZT?
You are not required to carry a permit to hike or ride the Arizona Trail. However, you will need a permit for overnight camping in certain areas along the AZT.
Visit the ATA permit page for the most current details.
How much does it cost to hike the AZT?
The cost to hike the AZT varies, so FarOut created a cost calculator where you can estimate the cost of your hiking trip based on your hiking style.
How do you know where to camp and find water?
The FarOut AZT guide included places to find water and camp plus a lot more. As an illustration of the utility of our guide check out the free section here.
Official Arizona Trail Association track and waypoints for the 36.2-mile San Francisco Peaks Passage (Passage 34) of the Arizona Trail near Flagstaff and Snowbowl.
The Arizona Trail stretches 800 scenic miles across the state of Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It passes through some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the state, including multiple National Forests, Saguaro National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park.
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Official bike route of the Arizona Trail Association with waypoints for the Arizona Trail and Flagstaff Urban Trail alternate.
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About Our Partner
The mission of the Arizona Trail Association is to protect, maintain, enhance, promote and sustain the Arizona Trail as a unique encounter with the land. A nonprofit organization, the ATA has trained and coordinated tens of thousands of volunteers to help build and maintain the Arizona Trail since 1994. Their primary focus is on protecting and maintaining the trail, though they also have a number of outreach programs to engage community members in the Arizona Trail experience.
In partnership with the Arizona Trail Association, Atlas Guides has created the official Arizona Trail app, which offers the most relevant information on the Arizona Trail. Together with the ATA, we work to provide frequent updates to the app.