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Lehner Mammoth Kill Site - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

E Lehner Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615, USA

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About Lehner Mammoth Kill Site

The Lehner Mammoth-Kill Site is a location in southern Arizona that is significant for its association with evidence that mammoths were killed here by Paleo-Indians 9000 years BCE. In 1952, Ed Lehner discovered extinct mammoth bone fragments on his ranch, at the locality now known as the Lehner Mammoth-Kill Site.


Attractions Near Lehner Mammoth Kill Site

Bureau of Land Management San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Administrative Office

The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area contains almost 57,000 acres of public land in Cochise County, Arizona, between the international border and St. David, Arizona. The primary purpose for the special designation is to protect and enhance the desert riparian ecosystem, a rare remnant of what was once an extensive network of similar riparian systems throughout the American Southwest.

Mount Ballard
Mount Ballard14.96km from Lehner Mammoth Kill Site

Mount Ballard, is located in Cochise County, Arizona. The mountain is less than 5 miles from Bisbee, Arizona and is the highest mountain in the Mule mountain range. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.

Coronado National Memorial
Coronado National Memorial15.66km from Lehner Mammoth Kill Site

The Coronado National Memorial commemorates the first organized expedition into the Southwest by conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1540. The memorial is located in a natural setting on the Mexico–United States border on the southeast flank of the Huachuca Mountains south of Sierra Vista, Arizona and is bordered to the north and west by Coronado National Forest. Within the memorial is an overlook at Montezuma Pass where the Coronado expedition entered modern Arizona.

Coronado Cave
Coronado Cave15.94km from Lehner Mammoth Kill Site

Coronado cave is one of the few open, undeveloped caves in southern Arizona. The cave is a large cavern 600 feet long and in most places about 70 feet wide.The cave is located ~ .25 mile west of the visitor center on the north side of the road is the parking area for the trail. It became part of Coronado National Memorial in 1978, when the park expanded its boundaries. The cave may have been used by humans as a shelter and hideout by middle archaic people.

Coronado Cave Trail
Coronado Cave Trail16km from Lehner Mammoth Kill Site

The Cave Trail climbs 400 feet over half a mile to the entrance of a 600 foot-long limestone cavern, overlooking a minor ravine on the south side of Montezuma Peak, part of an area that was added to Coronado National Memorial after a boundary expansion in 1978. The cave interior extends 600 feet in length, with 20 foot high ceilings. Those planning to explore the limestone cave should bring at least two sources of light per person.

Mule Pass Tunnel
Mule Pass Tunnel16.94km from Lehner Mammoth Kill Site

The Mule Pass tunnel, Believed to be the longest tunnel in Arizona. Locals call it "The Time Tunnel". Mule Pass Tunnel created a new gateway into Bisbee. It also cut 10 minutes off the drive over the 6,030-foot-high pass on US 80 into the southeastern Arizona mining town. The road is now known as State Route 80, and the Highway Department is now the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Cochise County
Cochise County
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Cochise County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. Here are great outdoor opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, & bird watching. This County also has great opportunities for peaceful relaxation, particularly at the many Inns, B&B's, & guest ranches. Whether it's adventure or tranquility you seek, you can easily find it here.

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