Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: The mission of the Arizona Trail Association is to coordinate the planning, development, management, and promotion of the Arizona Trail for the recreational and educational experiences of non-motorized trail users.

Results: The trail's completion in December 2011 combined with increased outreach efforts have resulted in a large increase in trail users for the 2012 season.

Programs: Significant improvements were made to the arizona national scenic trail, including tread work, new signs and gates, and increased participation from trail stewards and other volunteers. Seeds of stewardship expanded youth outreach program to include more schools and more communities in the arizona trail experience. Junior explorer handbook wrote content for the blm sponsored arizona trail junior explorer handbook to engage youth in understanding and appreciation of the arizona trail. 50,000 copies printed and distributed. Arizona trail courtyard display helped develop a three dimensional virtual trail experience for visitors at the national geographic visitor center grand canyon in tusayan. Arizona trail maps printed backside of grand canyon visitor maps, more than 250,000 of these are distributed annually, and an additional 100,000 were donated to the ata. A 90-second arizona trail promotional video being shown before each screening of the grand canyon imax film. Promo video also being shown on visitor center websites statewide. Contd on line 4b

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first made contact with the Arizona Trail Association way back in 1999 while planning a thru-hike of the trail and was immediately impressed by their dedication and enthusiasm, both to completing the then-unfinished trail and to helping trail users to prepare for and hike it. In the almost 14 years since that time I have remained close to the Arizona Trail in spirit and have seen its organization give tirelessly of themselves to the cause, often in the face of adversities unique to this part of the natural world, and these efforts have paid enormous dividends. The state of Arizona now boasts one of the premiere long-distance recreation trails in the country, unmatched mile-for-mile in terms of diversity and scenery, and it is bringing communities and people together for a common cause higher than any of us. And all of this thanks to the Arizona Trail Association and its network of supporters. It's a personal honor to be part of this trail community, even from the opposite side of the country as I often am these days.

Laura95

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have volunteered in construction of at least 6 sections of the AzT in Southern Arizona since 2003. I love it when I ride my mountain bike over these sections and i remember the day it was built and how it was built. We continue to do trail maintenance days. Mark Flint is a slave driver, rain or snow, trail building didn't wait!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Twenty-five years ago some hiking folks, led by Dale Shewalter, got together and created the Arizona Trail. While it wasn't quite that simple, it was the start of something incredible. The accomplishments of those individuals live on, and I am proud to be a part of it. At whatever level you choose, involvement with the Arizona Trail Association is richly rewarding.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Arizona Trail Association has a vision and understands how to see it through and through. They are available and willing to really help you on an project or undertaking that you may want to do. After the experience I have had with the ATA, I consider myself to be a life-time donator to their cause.

ScottM

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the Arizona Trail Association has always been a pleasure. Whether volunteering on trail construction and maintenance projects, or planning my AZT thru-bike adventures, the ATA has always been there in full support. The idea of a cross state trail, built by Arizonans and for the purpose of connecting Arizonans and highlighting our state's natural beauty is a powerful one. It has been amazing to see people rally behind it and make a dream into a reality. Keep up the great work, ATA!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Arizona Trail Association joined us for the weekend of Nov 2-4, 2012 at the Jacks "Canyon Fire" Clean-up efforts near Winslow, AZ. Their tool trailer, guidance and expertise helped make the collaborative event a huge success!!