The Western Trail is a historic route that runs along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The route follows the crest of the canyon that rises steeply from the canyon floor to the confluence with the St. Mary’s River. This route has been a popular hiking route in the USA since the mid-nineteenth century. The trail was also used by wagon train passengers as an alternative to crossing the Mississippi River.
The Great Western Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the country. The US government has maintained a lease agreement with the National Park Service allowing access to and from the trail. This agreement allows individuals, families, and commercial interests to use the trail for hiking, cycling, swimming, equestrian, and other uses. Hikers can choose to trek on the trail throughout the year or they can choose to only traverse portions of the trail that is open to foot traffic. The majority of the trail is open to hikers during May through September, except for a few sections where deer are occasionally seen.
The path starts off in Mineral spring Canyon where you will find numerous beautiful waterfalls, natural springs, and other natural wonders. The trail also includes numerous campsites, with facilities such as grills, hot tubs, electricity, and bathrooms. There is also a concession station for food and refreshments where visitors can enjoy coffee, tea, and hot chocolate while visiting beautiful viewpoints such as the Hot springs Valley and the Big Hole River. Hiking enthusiasts are often allowed to visit the famous Big Hole River west of Carrizo Springs.
The western trail route begins its journey in Fort Bowie, Texas, a town that serves as the starting point for many travelers. At the beginning of the trail, travelers will see the fort and one of the first historical buildings in Fort Bowie, America. Fort Bowie is located on the Fort Bowie bay, a body of water that joins the North Fork Trinity river. A fort was built there in the eighteenth century on behalf of the French. The fort contains a Civil War battle field which was the scene of one of the bloodiest Civil War battles in the nation.
The trail continues its journey through Canyon of the Gods, the second largest national park in Arizona. The trails in Canyon of the Gods are designed to be easy and enjoyable for day-trippers and longer excursions. The best times to hike the western trails in Arizona are the spring and fall months because these are the most adventurous months. This is also the time when cactus growth increases, bringing wildlife into the area, attracting birds and butterflies.
Hiking the trail offers a wide variety of activities. It is possible to choose from hiking, horseback riding, camping, and biking; among other things. The best way to experience Arizona’s beautiful Western trails is to participate in guided tours. Guided tours offer accommodations, food and transportation while you are on the trail.