Central Arizona Project

Central Arizona Project

Parker Strip, Arizona 85344

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About this Location

As construction of the CAP began in 1973, the United States Bureau of Reclamation anticipated the development of a multi-use recreational trail along the entire length of the canal. Wherever possible, Reclamation acquired sufficient land and inset the fence 10 ft. to 20 ft from the property boundary to allow for a trail to be developed. Emphasis is focused on urban areas, particularly in those areas where the trail could be developed in conjunction with adjacent development.

Notable Trails

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) Trail is a 32-mile shared-use trail (currently under construction) that is part of a larger vision to create a recreational trail stretching the entire 336 miles of the Central Arizona Project canal. The trail serves a broad population and represents a key link to major trails in Pima County and the Tucson metro area. Residents enjoy close-to-home outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Visit the Central Arizona Project website for a map showing completed sections of the trail as well as trail information and trail maps.

Content from Central Arizona Project National Recreation Trail