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Sierra Vista is the starting gateway community for the Arizona Trail, a National Scenic Trail that runs from the Mexican border to Utah. This 800-mile trail climbs Arizona’s sky islands, gaining and losing thousands of feet in elevation. You’ll cross mountains, cienegas (or grasslands), desert, forests, and even communities. The trail is considered Arizona’s backbone. Make the entire trek—or just a few miles—by foot, bicycle, or horseback, and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.