In February of 2017, I decided to hike the Arizona Trail (AZT) on a whim. From the Canelo Pass Trailhead the trail runs generally westward as it climbs over a 5,600′ saddle and drops into the upper end of Meadow Valley. Fill out the form to request your free travel packet, which includes an Arizona Official State Visitor's Guide and an Arizona state highway map. It’s also a great ride if you’re prepared. Montana shot 52.2% while making 3 of 6 3s and all nine free throws it took, though it did not score off Arizona's three turnovers and also trailed the Wildcats 18-17 in rebounding. Arizona Trail: Passage 2 - Canelo Hills East is a 18.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Hereford, Arizona and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. 01 - Huachuca Mountains. That’s not to say the 300 isn’t beautiful. I had heat stroke and suffered from dehydration during first 300 miles so my opinion of the area is a bit askew. The trail is an 803 mile trail running North and South from the borders of Mexico to Utah. The Wildcats shot just 33.3% from the field and made only 1 of 8 3s while also making just 8 of 16 free throws, staying in the game in part by scoring six points off eight Griz turnovers. Arizona Trail: Passages 30, 31, 33 is a 23.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Passage 28 of the Arizona Trail traverses some of the state's most scenic territory. How Has the AZT Helped You During the Pandemic? It features stunning canyon walls, beautiful wildflowers and greenery in the spring, and the ability to climb up to some pretty awesome vistas. A Romain 122 views. 05 - Santa Rita Mountains. How does this not make everyones hardest passages of the Arizona Trail list? How Has the AZT Helped You During the Pandemic? Arizona Trail Passage 1: Huachuca Mountains - U.S.-Mexico border to Parker Canyon Lake. This 2.8-mile stretch of pavement used to be a quiet rural road, so when the original Arizona Trail route was developed it was … Coronado National Forest Map, Sierra Vista Ranger District. Arizona Start planning your Arizona vacation with the Official State Visitor's guide - available in print, electronically, or both. The first passage is over 20 miles, so I caught up on the first section and last section of Passage 1 today. I have already hiked 61 miles with total feet climbed over 10,000 feet per my GPS. It continues west through Red Rock Canyon, passing Down Under Tank and the Cott Tank Environmental Exclosure, before arriving at Red Bank Well. Yep, we’ve got plenty, Shop the #arizonatrail store for your holiday gift, LAST CHANCE! General Information Directions: See the Arizona National Scenic Trail website (aztrail.org) for official maps, directions to trailheads, and trail information for this and other passages.. The Stage 3 Forest Closure means that all National Forest System lands contained within the Tonto, with few exceptions, are closed to the public. James Akinjo’s shot came back but most of the Wildcats struggled to shoot well while falling behind 36-29 to Montana at halftime Tuesday at McKale Center. This includes 192.5 miles of the Arizona Trail -- Passages 17 (Alamo Canyon) through 26 (Highline). Coronado National Forest Map, Sierra Vista Ranger District. Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Wildflower Hike - Part 1 of 2 - Duration: 14:31. From Montezuma Pass use the hiker-only access to the southern start of the AZ Trail by taking the Coronado Peak Trail (500 ft.), then Joe’s Canyon Trail to the Yaqui Ridge Trail, which descends steeply to the Mexican border and ends at an international boundary marker. I have already hiked 61 miles with total feet climbed over 10,000 feet per my GPS. To reach Montezuma Pass from the town of Sonoita, follow AZ 83 south 30 miles to its intersection with FR 48. Hikers and mountain bikers should travel as far off the roadway as possible, and equestrians should consider avoiding this area entirely. Arizona Trail Passage 41 Northbound - Part 1 of 3 - Duration: 11:27. This passage is tough; expect to HAB a few of the hills. Become a Fan. Most of this passage is located within the Miller Peak Wilderness and Coronado National Memorial. Especially since many individuals canceled their springtime AZT adventures due to COVID-19, the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) has been anticipating the busiest autumn in history. This passage is tough; expect to HAB a few of the hills. Thinking of Thru-Hiking or Thru-Riding the Arizona Trail This Year? The enjoyable distraction slowed the process of breaking camp for me. Also known as the "Three Bridges" section of the Arizona Trail, Passage 8 winds through a swath of desert south of Tucson. Arizona Trail Passage #7 - Trail - user reviews : 3 out of 5 - 1 reviews - MTBR.com After this steep and strenuous ascent, the trail keeps going up as it passes a junction with the Lutz Canyon Trail (#104) and soon reaches the Miller Peak Spur Trail (#105). Arizona Trail: Southern Border to Parker Lake Trailhead is a 21.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hereford, Arizona that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Please stay on the trail. This video is unavailable. It follows this trail down into Sunnyside Canyon, passes the Copper Glance Trail junction, and runs downstream to the wilderness boundary. Too often people expect dreamy singletrack down here, there’s some, but you definitely work for the miles on the east passage. South of the picnic area, along the area south of Joe's Canyon trail, to the Yaqui Ridge trail south to the US-Mexico International Border. From here the route follows Harshaw Road for 3 miles and ends at the Post Office in Patagonia. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. As of December, 6.4 miles have been built from Red Rock Canyon and Hwy 82. Horses are not allowed on the southernmost 1.8 miles of the Arizona Trail within Coronado National Memorial (Coronado Peak, Joe’s Canyon and Yaqui Ridge Trails), however a special permit for thru-riders can be arranged. After crossing this road the trail turns west and reaches the Parker Canyon Lake Trailhead on FR 194 with a parking lot just north along FR 194 overlooking Parker Canyon Lake. 04 - Temporal Gulch. Shuttle serviceis recommended as both locations are relatively remote. Fill out the form to request your free travel packet, which includes an Arizona Official State Visitor's Guide and an Arizona state highway map. Passage Map refers to the downloadable map available for this passage. The trail has ridgeline hiking, excellent valley views and old mine shafts. Please do not use Red Rock Canyon Road to connect the AZT back toward the town of Patagonia. Please close all gates unless they are intentionally wired open. Passage 3, the “Canelo Hills West” segment, runs for 16.6 miles from the pass to Patagonia. This passage links … It’s OUT there. Contact the Coronado National Memorial for more information. Part of the Arizona Trail, an 800-mile trail that crosses Arizona from Mexico to Utah, and the only passage through an urban area. It’s also a great ride if you’re prepared. After hiking only 34.6 miles, I made the very tough decision to get off the trail and end my thru-hike. The San Francisco Peaks is slightly higher at 9,600 ft (2,900 m), but it is on a proposed section of the trail. It is recommended to camp as far away from the trail as possible. After passing the spur, the trail follows a ridgeline over to Tub Spring (some maps show as Bathtub Spring), then almost immediately goes left and uphill at the signed Miller Canyon (#106)/Crest Trail junction and left and uphill again at the signed Carr Peak (#107)/Crest Trail junction. Start and End Point: Southern terminus is at border monument 102 in Coronado National Memorial near the US–Mexico border. See the map here. Turning north, the trail passes close to Gate Spring, passes Red Rock Canyon Road (private property to the west), and then continues through hills and oak and manzanita growth before dropping down to the trailhead on Harshaw Road (FR 58). WARNING FOR EQUESTRIANS: new cattleguards have been installed on Harshaw Road without wire gate bypasses, making the paved road between Harshaw Road Trailhead and the town of Patagonia impassible for equestrians. View the entire Flickr account. AZT300 – 2012 (Passages 2, 3, 5-8) AZT300 – 2013 (Passages 2, 3, 5-8, 10, 11*-17) *Denotes partial passage The San Francisco Peaks is slightly higher at 9,600 ft (2,900 m), but it is on a proposed section of the trail. 01 - Huachuca Mountains. Watch Queue Queue. Returning to Montezuma Pass the route takes the Crest Trail (#103) from the Coronado National Memorial up into the Miller Peak Wilderness. Shuttle serviceis recommended as both locations are relatively remote. Horses are also able to use this trail. The Arizona Trail is divided into 43 passages. Complete hiking information for the state of Arizona with maps, photos, trail descriptions, guides and outfitters, and more Please visit the. 00-ATA Seeds of Stewardship . 1. The southern end of the trail follows a rolling alignment through the Ponderosa pine forests south of Flagstaff. See map for closure area. TOUR DESCRIPTION (Passage Map) This Arizona Trail hiking tour is in truly a special area. Fun Facts, According to the Arizona Trail Association: Everyone who finishes the AZT (either all at once or after many years of hiking, biking or riding segments) receives a copper belt buckle from the Arizona Trail Association as a completion award. The arizona trail interactive map was created by aaron seifert gis director for the ata and is … Mines are located near some of the trail routes and are marked. The bulk of this passage is in Saguaro National Park, going up and over the Rincon Mountains. Turn left (south) onto FR 48 and continue 5.4 miles to FR 61. NOTE: A new segment of Arizona Trail is being built in 2020 to remove the AZT from Harshaw Road and Temporal Canyon Road (Passage 4). In addition to a 100-foot-wide road along the border wall which will be frequently driven by Border Patrol agents, CBP will also build an access road down Yaqui Ridge that will be within 50 feet of the Arizona Trail. South to north hikers must go left (not straight) at the Carr Peak Trail junction to follow the AZT. This includes 192.5 miles of the Arizona Trail -- Passages 17 (Alamo Canyon) through 26 (Highline). WARNING: When traveling on Harshaw Road, beware of mining truck traffic. Become a Fan. Equestrians should not attempt this stretch of roadway, as there are numerous roadway constrictions where there is no shoulder, putting equines and riders at risk. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until April. USGS Topographic Maps: O’Donnell Canyon, Mount Hughes and Patagonia. This road is narrow and curvy and is subject to vehicle trailer restrictions (24 ft.). Temporary Trail Closure Due to a large Homeland Security based construction project along the US-Mexico border, the National Park Service is implementing public use closure at Coronado National Memorial, effective at 0001 hours on December 1, 2019. The Arizona Trail is a nearly 800 mile non-motorized trail that traverses Arizona from Mexico to Utah. The area south of the main park road from the east entrance to the picnic area. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. Passage 28 of the Arizona Trail traverses some of the state's most scenic territory. Watch Queue Queue. This passage does not feel as isolated as the previous two, but it is seldom used. Trail guide for AZT-34 San Francisco Peaks; Trail map (PDF) for AZT-34 San Francisco Peaks GPS. The Stage 3 Forest Closure means that all National Forest System lands contained within the Tonto, with few exceptions, are closed to the public. AREA DESCRIBED: This closure includes areas within Coronado National Memorial. This passage is tough; expect to HAB a few of the hills. This passage of the AZT traverses west into Flagstaff. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from March until May. 6 to 8 weeks to thru-hike. GPS is highly recommended. The trail toward Patagonia departs from the right side of a kiosk; the trail arriving from Passage 2 is on the left side of the kiosk. 00-Arizona Trail Association (No Passage) Become a Fan. Seasonal water may be present in Sunnyside and Scotia Canyons. Start and End Point: Southern terminus is at border monument 102 in Coronado National Memorial near the US–Mexico border. But over the past year the road has seen increased mining activity south of Patagonia, making the narrow road unsafe for passenger cars and especially dangerous for hikers and mountain bikers. From Sierra Vista, travel 14 miles south on AZ 92 and turn right (south) on S. Coronado Memorial Road. Clicking on a passage name will bring up more detailed information about that specific passage. The “Track” and “Waypoints” refer to downloadable GPS data. “Trails of the Huachucas” by Leonard Taylor. It’s also a great ride if you’re prepared. As a result, all of us were ready to go at just about the same time though, so it worked out. Continue 2.9 miles to a parking area on the right that is marked with Arizona Trail signs. AZT300 – 2012 (Passages 2, 3, 5-8) AZT300 – 2013 (Passages 2, 3, 5-8, 10, 11*-17) *Denotes partial passage Arizona Trail Passage 1: Huachuca Mountains - U.S.-Mexico border to Parker Canyon Lake. Lowest Elevation:Gila Riv… Highest Elevation:Kaibab Plateau, 9,148 feet. Arizona Trail Passage 1: Huachuca Mountains - U.S.-Mexico border to Parker Canyon Lake. AZT300 – 2012 (Passages 2, 3, 5-8) AZT300 – 2013 (Passages 2, 3, 5-8, 10, 11*-17) *Denotes partial passage Length:~800 miles. Please note there is no public access to the AZT along Red Rock Canyon Road due to private property and a locked gate). Here it joins a dirt road (FR 4758) for a short distance and then turns right at the AZT sign onto the Scotia Canyon Trail (#127). Become a Fan 02 - Canelo Hills East. All water along this passage should be purified prior to use. Become a Fan. Arizona Trail: The Arizona Trail is a continuous, 800+ mile diverse and scenic trail across … The first passage is over 20 miles, so I caught up on the first section and last section of Passage 1 today. Become a Fan 02 - Canelo Hills East. Red Bank Well generally has water, as it is an important cattle watering location, and uses a solar powered pump. Take care to stay on the AZT in the 3-mile segment near Gate Spring; many illegal trails cross the AZT and can be misleading. I gave myself not even two weeks to prepare for this trip. In 5 miles, cross Canelo Pass and continue about 0.5 miles down the other side to a large parking area on the left (west) side of the road. The AZT along the AZ/Mexico border continues to be impacted by people crossing illegally into the United States. Pursuant to the authority contained in the 16 United States Code 3, and Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, sections 1.5 (a)(1), the following acts are prohibited within Coronado National Memorial. PURPOSE: The purpose of this... Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced their plans today to construct two miles of border barriers through the Huachuca Mountains within Coronado National Memorial and across the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Mexico Border to Parker Canyon Lake Trailhead. Support the #arizonatrail and get you, Arizona Trail History – Passage 1 – Huachuca Mountains. The route begins at Canelo Pass, a well-marked trailhead for the Arizona Trail. You might notice that my Arizona Trail, Best Passages * are all north of the AZTR 300 finish. Shortly after you pass the Coronado Memorial Visitor Center, the road turns to dirt and climbs to the pass via switchbacks. Arizona Trail History – Passage 1 – Huachuca Mountains; USGS Topographic Maps: Montezuma Pass, Miller Peak and Huachuca Peak. Highest Elevation:Kaibab Plateau, 9,148 feet. Public parking is available just off McKeown Avenue on the south side of the big park in the middle of town. Watch Queue Queue Potable water is the exception not the norm. Dogs are not allowed on the southernmost 1.8 miles of the Arizona Trail within Coronado National Memorial (Coronado Peak, Joe’s Canyon and Yaqui Ridge Trails). Wishing you a peaceful and safe holiday season…, We have been working with the USFS Globe Ranger Di, #internationalmountainday? Too often people expect dreamy singletrack down here, there’s some, but you definitely work for the miles on the east passage. If you wish to print your own topographic maps you can do on… Next you have 14 mile climb to get up to the North Rim. This passage is unique because you must start at mile 1.8 at Montezuma Pass and hike south in order to get to the beginning of the passage. A Romain 72 views. It features stunning canyon walls, beautiful wildflowers and greenery in the spring, and the ability to climb up to some pretty awesome vistas. View the entire Flickr account. This video is unavailable. “Trails of the Huachucas” by Leonard Taylor. Become a Fan. Only areas south of the main park road, picnic area, will be closed to all foot, and vehicle entry for the duration of the construction project. The bulk of this passage is located within the Miller Peak Wilderness. 03 - Canelo Hills West. Arizona Trail: Passage 2 - Canelo Hills East is a 18.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Hereford, Arizona and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The AZT passes through Grand Canyon, with an average depth of 1 … Arizona Trail Passage 9: Rincon Mountains- Hope Camp to Italian Trap (and on to Redington Road) I awoke with a start at around 7:30 this morning. Watch Queue Queue 10:26. The arizona trail interactive map was created by aaron seifert gis director for the ata and is … Beginning Monday, July 13 the southernmost two miles of the Trail will be closed in the interest of public safety during construction activities. USGS Topographic Maps: Montezuma Pass, Miller Peak and Huachuca Peak. This 2.8-mile stretch of pavement used to be a quiet rural road, so when the original Arizona Trail route was developed it was an acceptable route to avoid private land nearby. Arizona Trail Passage 1, Take 3 (or 4). This southernmost section of the Arizona Trail is both historically and ecologically significant. Click here to send a pre-formatted message to your Congressional representatives. Arizona Trail users are discouraged from using Harshaw Road along the Canelo Hills-West Passage (#3) of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Avoid this turn and continue straight ahead (east) on FR 799. Summit to Humphreys Peak - Tallest Peak in Arizona … Alberta british columbia 10 colorado 79 connecticut 3 delaware 1 florida 3 georgia 7 hawaii 2 idaho 9 indiana 1 kentucky 3 maine 11 maryland 4. It’s also a great ride if you’re prepared. Mountain Biking Arizona Trail Passage #31 Walnut Canyon Add a review #67 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona #1,808 in the world. Water is intermittent and can be scarce, depending on rainfall in the area. As of today I have completed 3 of the 43 Passages of the Arizona Trail. The border barrier project includes 30-foot-tall steel barriers filled with concrete, the installation of a linear ground detection system, and the installation of lighting, which will be supported by grid power and embedded cameras. As of today I have completed 3 of the 43 Passages of the Arizona Trail. However, Arizona’s intense wildfire season – with three major wildfires burning more than 100 miles of the AZT – and a recent spike in Arizona’s COVID-19 cases has led the ATA to discourage thru-hiking and thru-riding this year. With a car shuttle (one car on either end), this segment can be done as a day hike. Learn Trail Maintenance Skills Through New Videos Online, Perceptions of Conflict Surrounding E-Bikes on the Arizona Trail, Show Your Love for the AZT with Silver Jewelry Handmade in Flagstaff. Transportation is available from the Tucson airport to the Coronado National Memorial Visitor’s Center and Montezuma Pass from a variety of shuttle operators. 00-ATA Seeds of Stewardship . Arizona Trail: The Arizona Trail is a continuous, 800+ mile diverse and scenic trail across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. Passages on the AZT are point to point, you will probably need to make transportation arrangements for insertion and/or extraction if you are not through hiking. The northern terminus is near the Arizona-Utah border in the Kaibab Plateau region. Plan to bring your own water, but stock water may be available at Down Under Tank, Cott Tank Exclosure (up the canyon to the south of the trail), and Gate Spring (off the trail to the south about 100 yards). We know how disappointing this is going to be for so many people. Trail users may meet immigrants along this passage, especially near water sources, and although no negative incidents have ever been reported by AZT users, caution should be exercised when hiking and camping in the Huachuca Mountains. It crosses FR 4759, then turns south into Scotia Canyon and works its way down to FR 48. The Arizona Trail is a nearly 800 mile non-motorized trail that traverses Arizona from Mexico to Utah. How to hike the 800 miles long arizona trail. Watch Queue Queue A Romain 30 views. After a fitful beginning last night, I went in to log mode and got in a good, sound sleep. From rolling grasslands to pine forest, past a cobalt-blue lake and through seldom-visited canyons, this itinerary is sure to be one of the most popular. The bulk of this passage is located within the Miller Peak Wilderness. For more information. 00-Arizona Trail Association (No Passage) Become a Fan. Arizona Trail users are discouraged from using Harshaw Road along the Canelo Hills-West Passage (#3) of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Watch Queue Queue. 10:18. Continue east 8.8 miles on a rough dirt road to a large parking area at the summit of the pass. Learn Trail Maintenance Skills Through New Videos Online, Perceptions of Conflict Surrounding E-Bikes on the Arizona Trail, Show Your Love for the AZT with Silver Jewelry Handmade in Flagstaff. This passage links … This area can be hot and dry. All water along this passage should be purified prior to use. It turned out great, but depending on how thorough you want to … Overnight parking is allowed at Montezuma Pass as long as the driver does not occupy the vehicle overnight (no car camping). The Arizona Trail Association is in the process of developing a new segment of the AZT that will bypass this area entirely, making the trail safer and more pleasant for all. The Arizona Trail is full of beauty from it’s start to the end. BLM Information Center maps. Water should be found at Tub Spring (aka Bathtub Spring) and Parker Canyon Lake (seasonal store; always lake). We were all up and moving fairly early this morning, knowing that we had a full day of hiking and a lot of climbing ahead of us as we really hit AZT Passage 1 in earnest today. Photos from the Arizona Trail Association’s Flickr galleries, for this specific passage. Arizona Trail Passage 1, Take 3 (or 4). The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from March until May. The list below contains all of the passages in order from south to north. Arizona Trail Passage #7 - Trail - user reviews : 3 out of 5 - 1 reviews - MTBR.com The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking. Bring plenty of water. Summertime is when hundreds of hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians are planning the logistics of a long-distance trip on the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT). Become a Fan. The trail travels right through town between Harshaw Road Trailhead and Temporal Gulch Trailhead. Arizona Trail – Passage 1: Huachuca Mountains I would like to preface this blog post by stating that I am no longer thru-hiking the Arizona Trail. Support the #arizonatrail and get you, Red Rock Canyon Road Closed to Public Access, Oracle Ridge Passage Reopens Following Bighorn Fire Assessment. 11:27. It’s the Grand Canyon, do I have to say more? Motorized and mechanized vehicles and equipment, including mountain bikes, are not permitted on the Memorial’s trails nor in the Wilderness. Trail users should be alert at all trail junctions as signs may be occasionally damaged by bears, wildfires, or winter weather. Deep in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona lies one of the finest stretches of desert trail anywhere – Passages 15-17. This project will significantly impact the southern terminus of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, transform the landscape, and forever alter the Arizona Trail experience. Continue 8.3 miles, generally south and west, to the large parking area at the summit of the pass. Wishing you a peaceful and safe holiday season…, We have been working with the USFS Globe Ranger Di, #internationalmountainday? The trail continues past the Oversite Canyon Trail (#112) junction, past Bear Saddle and Granite Peak, and then goes left at the signed junction with the Sunnyside Canyon Trail (#117) near Pat Scott Peak. The southern passages of the Arizona Trail beautifully demonstrate the biodiversity and rugged nature of the AZT, and this adventure features the first 86 miles. Please contact Park Staff to learn more. ArizonaTrail: Segment 28 is a 5.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Happy Jack, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. Passages 37 & 39 — Grand Canyon South & North Rims. Piestewa Peak in Phoenix, Arizona - Duration: 11:43. Like anywhere else on the AZT, you can hike as much or as little as you’d like. Arizona Start planning your Arizona vacation with the Official State Visitor's guide - available in print, electronically, or both. “The southern terminus of the Arizona National Scenic Trail is one of the most significant locations along the entire 800-mile trail,” said ATA Executive Director Matthew Nelson. Alberta british columbia 10 colorado 79 connecticut 3 delaware 1 florida 3 georgia 7 hawaii 2 idaho 9 indiana 1 kentucky 3 maine 11 maryland 4. Length 5.5 mi Elevation gain 465 ft Route type Point to point The trail has ridgeline hiking, excellent valley views and old mine shafts. 6 to 8 weeks to thru-hike. Pronghorn, Hike to Fisher Point - Arizona Trail Passage 31 Flagstaff, AZ Part 1 of 3 - Duration: 10:26. The trails, main park road, picnic area, and Montezuma Pass will remain open. Too often people expect dreamy singletrack down here, there’s some, but you definitely work for the miles on the east passage. Also known as the "Three Bridges" section of the Arizona Trail, Passage 8 winds through a swath of desert south of Tucson. In fact, the stage and passage numbers are identical up through stage/passage 32. Temporary Trail Closure due to Border Wall Construction, Arizona Trail Closed For Border Wall Construction Within Coronado National Memorial, Oracle Ridge Passage Reopens Following Bighorn Fire Assessment. The “Passage Profile” refers to the downloadable trail elevation profile available for this passage. From the town of Patagonia, follow Harshaw Road (FR 58) east 14 miles to an intersection where FR 58 makes a 90-degree turn to the right. The southern passages of the Arizona Trail beautifully demonstrate the biodiversity and rugged nature of the AZT, and this adventure features the first 86 miles. Prime Lake is a 1 mile loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The Arizona Trail Association divides the trail into passages, which more-or-less correspond to the stages found on Walking 4 Fun. The new trail alignment will connect Red Bank Well with Gardner Canyon through the Coronado National Forest and private land. Cattle grazing occurs along this entire passage. We were all up and moving fairly early this morning, knowing that we had a full day of hiking and a lot of climbing ahead of us as we really hit AZT Passage 1 in earnest today. 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