The existence and maintenance of the 800-mile Arizona Trail has so far depended largely on volunteers, but it hasn't been enough. Plus, the trail is threatened by other issues: mining projects, reroutes, and special use permits. Agencies from the federal level on down have come up with a proposal to help the trail—one of just 11 national scenic trails—adapt and thrive in the future.
Arizona State Parks and Trails Wins "Best Managed" Award
Arizona State Parks and Trails won the gold medal for best managed park system by the National Recreation and Park Association.