the American Southwest!
Grand Enchantment Trail is a
730-mile wilderness trekking route across the Southwest U.S.,
connecting mountains, deserts, canyons, and places of cultural
and historic interest. Beginning in the Sonoran desert near
Phoenix Arizona, the route meanders eastward, crossing unique
and diverse Sky Island mountain ranges, deep and water-blessed
desert canyons, the pine-studded Continental Divide, and toward
the southernmost Rocky Mountains, where it descends dramatically
to the outskirts of Albuquerque New Mexico at its distant terminus.
If you've ever felt the pull of wild places...
warm dry air and strong desert sun,
of thorny deserts and forested summits,
sheer-walled canyons and deafening silence,
ancient cultures and dusty main streets,
and the challenge and reward of walking
through a rugged, little-known land...
invite you to discover the Grand Enchantment Trail. LEARN
lost in America is still possible! With the number of people
on the planet all sharing the same breathing room it seems
a glorious luxury to have miles of wild all to ourselves.
The fact that there is so much wild to get lost in, is in
itself nothing short of a miracle. -
Lori & Christian, 2010 GET long-distance hikers
the time to help pioneer this rollicking & occasionally
unsigned itinerary across 14 mountain ranges, 12 wilderness
areas, seldom-seen canyons, real ghost towns, and nights
so starry you feel like you could float away. -
Backpacker Magazine, April 2006
Southwest's most stunning hike. -
National Geographic Adventure, April 2008