New Management Plan for 800-mile Arizona Trail

Right now, "the state's largest volunteer project" is short on resources—but various agencies are coming together to change that.
Arizona Trail sign

190 miles down, 610 to go.

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.