the NEW Grand Enchantment Trail

The 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.



… About 400 miles of the G.E.T. is hiking trail at this time – nearly 60% of the route. The majority of these miles are part of the US Forest Service’s trail system, and vary in condition from well-maintained and obvious to relict and vague

Longest continuous distance without a paved road crossing: 219 miles

Grand Enchantment Trail


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