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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.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 36 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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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.

BLM - Sierra Vista Office - (520) 458-3559 - www.blm.gov

From Sierra Vista, go east on Highway 90 four miles from the intersection of Fry Boulevard (90) and Highway 92 to Moson Road. Go left (north) 1.1 mile to the entrance road on the right (east).

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Anne Crace
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I just moved to Sierra Vista and my arthritiis is much better in the drier climate! I'm still very much out of shape and the fact that it was late afternoon on a 97 degree day, this one looked like a good starter trail for me. I definitely learned some interesting facts (this was an excavation site with relics dating back 13,000 yrs.) and it had some nice views. I think I started on the San Pedro River trail trying to find Murray Springs after completing the short loop trail. It was really too overrun and no signs other than the first one stating that the springs were 1/2 mile away. The loop trail is in a little better condition and well marked with signs. I'm ready to move up at least in trail length.

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Lisa Taranto
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Cool short walk good for learning about plants and area history but it’s over grown. I tried to take the trail that forks off to longer distances but they were extremely overgrown. This is probably best for families with young kids or people wanting less than a mile experience. Bathroom house at the parking area.

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Harris Rosenberg
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I gave this Trail five stars not because of his spectacular but because I always enjoy it. It is flat open desert and it is great for a nice walk in the winter with use of the mule mountains chiricahua mountains and Huachuca mountains it is probably the warmest day hike and Southeastern Cochise County. Perfect for cool Breezy days especially and the spring fall and winter. you should note that there can be some funny monkey business extracurricular activity on this Trail as it is near town and it is a place where people go to well I can't say any more here. Yet it is safe and decent

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McKenna Grove
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Gina Banes
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I went in the summer and there were so many mosquitos!!

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

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Jaceena Weaver
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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!

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

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Nikki Heinrich
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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.

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Nathan Harter
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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.

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John Denson
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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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Ashley and James Cain
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David Schinker
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Chella McLelland
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John Cain
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Adam Dishong
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Travis Bowden
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Gilbert and Donna Bice
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Thomas Craley
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Cort Tullis
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Taylor Taylor Riley
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Emily Atwood
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Cheryl Schaffer
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Cheryl Schaffer
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Kathy House
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