Murray Springs Interpretive Trail

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Sierra Vista, Arizona

Murray Springs Interpretive Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Vista, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


Mammoth kill site, interpretive hike, lots of history This is a short interpretive hike that makes a loop. Although a very short hike, the information you'll learn about the Clovis man and the Mammoth kill site make it worth while. A great educational hike for children and just the right distance for them too. Bones of several extinct animals were found at this site including Mammoth, North American horse, Camels, Bison, Lion, and Dire wolf. There were several Clovis points found as well. The age of the site is roughly 11,000 years old. There is one section where you'll cross a wash that can be a bit steep and slippery so watch out.

1 month ago

Fri Apr 12 2019

I went in the summer and there were so many mosquitos!!

Wed Oct 03 2018

Took our 18 month old for a walk on this trail... it was well worth the time... pathway was clean and well kept...

Tue Jul 24 2018

Saw a rattlesnake, lizard, and tarantula. Very easy for kids but we were spooked from the rattlesnake. Great signs to describe the mammoth sites! Would do it again!

Tue Feb 20 2018

Started at San Pedro Trail to get a longer hike in. Good hike, something different since you’re not near mountain ranges.

Thu Dec 28 2017

Very short hike. Not too far out of town. Perfect for people who are looking for something easy. Nothing to see really. Large parking lot with one bathroom/outhouse. No running water.

Sat Mar 04 2017

There are several trails at this trailhead. We did not do the mile loop. We did the 2.3 mile (one way) trail to the Clanton House. Not much shade, so you may need sunblock. The trail was somewhat overgrown in areas but still manageable. The turn to the right off the main trail to the Clanton House was not marked and we actually walked passed it then realized we had missed it.

Thu Dec 22 2011

Great trail for the family. The trail is easy enough for all members of the family. Interpretive signage along the trail explains the ancient history of the region. Benches line the trail and there is one Indian-style shade ramada about half-way through. Primitive restrooms are available at the trail head. The kids really enjoyed the little hike.

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