Leave No Trace

The Arizona Office of Tourism and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics have forged a new partnership to promote sustainable tourism practices across Arizona’s spectacular landscapes and unique destinations.

Two hikers overlooking Monument Valley

People form lasting connections with nature when they understand how to protect it, according to Leave No Trace research.

The partnership will build a program that ensures visitors and residents are equipped with the Leave No Trace knowledge and skills to protect Arizona's iconic natural features while enjoying these spectacular destinations.

It begins with The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.

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The Seven Principles of

Leave No Trace

Two hikers at the edge of the Grand Canyon

Plan Ahead & Prepare

Be prepared! Remember food and water, and clothes to protect you from cold, heat and rain. Don't forget to share your location plans with someone.

Couple tent camping with a dog on the south rim in the Grand Canyon

Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces

Walk and ride on designated trails to protect trailside plants. Camp only on existing or designated campsites to avoid damaging vegetation.

Mountain bikers riding through the desert

Trash Your Trash

Pack it in. Pack it out. Put litter – even crumbs, peels and cores – in garbage bags and carry it home.

Little girl exploring dinosaur tracks

Leave What You Find

Leave plants, rocks and historical items as you find them so others can enjoy them.

Family at a campfire at night at Lake Powell

Be Careful with Fire

Use a camp stove for cooking. Stoves are easier to cook on and create less impact than a fire.

Kayakers on a river with a wild horse in the background

Respect Wildlife

Observe wildlife from a distance and never approach, feed or follow them.

Hiker at Canyon de Chelly

Share the Trail

Be considerate when passing others on the trail.

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Interested in more training options? Visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to find courses and get involved.

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