Hermosa Launches AZT Expeditions
Hermosa Tours partners with ATA to offer Hiking, Mountain Biking and Running trips on the Arizona Trail
April 17th, 2015 (Sedona, Arizona)–Hermosa Tours announced today a new long-term, exclusive partnership with the Arizona Trail Association: AZT Expeditions. AZT Expeditions will offer numerous self-guided hiking, mountain biking and trail running trips along the 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail.
Hermosa Tours Founder Matt McFee says the Arizona National Scenic Trail is an untapped treasure. “The Arizona Trail is one of the most diverse and beautiful long-distance trails in the United States or anywhere in the world,” says McFee. “We started this idea with just wanting to introduce the grandeur of this trail to more people. There are not many trails so diverse as to include the vibrant Sonoran Desert, numerous Wilderness areas, the high-altitude San Francisco Peaks, the edge of the Colorado Plateau and Saguaro and Grand Canyon National Parks.”
Arizona Trail Association’s Matthew Nelson says there is high demand for this sort of trip, “One of the most frequent questions we get at the ATA is whether we lead trips on the Arizona Trail and with this partnership we hope to fulfill that demand,” says Nelson, “Hermosa Tours brings years of experience leading outdoor expeditions and their self-guided model allows for people to have their own experience at a very reasonable price. We see this program as a valuable addition to the Arizona Trail Association and the Arizona Trail experience.”
The partnership also includes a portion of trip proceeds going back to the Arizona Trail Association to help fund ongoing trail maintenance and the organization itself. The launch includes 13 trips with many more on the horizon.
This new offering follows in the footsteps of Hermosa Tours’ unique “Self-Guided” tour concept. Clients guide themselves, buy and cook their own food, and generally create their own experience. Hermosa Tours fills in the key logistics like transportation, camp equipment, and route design.
Complete information on this new program can be found at: http://www.aztexpeditions.com.
About Hermosa Tours:
Hermosa Tours, LLC was founded in 2007 and is located in Durango, Colorado with a second office in Sedona, AZ. Hermosa Tours offers guided and self-guided mountain bike tours throughout the western United States for all skill levels.