For day hikers: Superior, AZ
An epic backpacking trip is one way to see the Arizona Trail. But a chill hiking weekend in the throwback town of Superior
will do just fine, where you'll find frontier ruggedness mixed with a Mayberry-in-the-desert vibe. The Arizona Trail, the
Southwest's answer to the Appalachian Trail, stretches from the state’s Mexican border to Utah. While it would take months
to hike its entire length, less ambitious hikers rejoice: The trail is conveniently broken into 43 sections. Head south from
Superior on the Alamo Canyon section, and rest peacefully in town where comfy lodgings and good dining await.
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