Arizona Trail, a ‘Lifeline’ for Many, Under Threat by Wildfires
The Arizona Trail stretches 800 miles across Arizona, from Mexico to Utah. The trek is considered by many a “lifeline,” under threat with fire season fast approaching.
Matthew Nelson, Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association, said the trail helps sustain communities such as Superior and Miami, Arizona, which benefit from eco and outdoor adventure tourism. Nelson said every year these towns fear the potential impacts wildfire season could bring, and added says his group is thankful that Governor Katie Hobbs is committed to addressing the impacts of the climate crisis in the state by tapping into available funding sources.