The Lodge: Base Camp To The Great Outdoors

Things To Do and See

Here are links for things to do and see in Mammoth and the surrounding area. Hopefully this list will satisfy your interests, wants, and needs. If you have suggestions about other sites, please feel free to email me with details at:

NOTE: There is usually someone available to take you out to your destination at Aravaipa as well as pick you up if you provide a time of arrival. In return, we only ask that you provide the driver with gas money.

  • Arizona Trails Association
    The Arizona Trail is an 800+ mile recreation trail from Mexico to Utah that connects mountain ranges, canyons, deserts, forests, wilderness areas, historic sites, trail systems, points of interest, communities, and people. It serves day hikers, backpackers, equestrians, mountain bicyclists, trail runners, nature enthusiasts, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and mule and llama packers. 

  • Grand Enchantment Trail 
    The Grand Enchantment Trail (acronym 'GET') is a wilderness recreation trail running 745 miles (1,199 km) between Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico. It crosses the Arizona Trail and Continental Divide Trail and at Albuquerque it meets the Rio Grande Trail and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. It forms part of the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop.

  • Copper Corridor
    In order to realize the potential of the many, many talented and ambitious people in the eastern part of Pinal County a group of civic and government leaders have come together to work in cooperation as a region to nurture those natural advantages that will allow us to have a destiny of our own making. At this time in the development of this young cooperative effort there is a clear possibility of a sustainable regional economy.

  • Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
    This web site allows you to check for hiking availability and pay for a permit for hiking in the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. Advance registration and payment are required to hike in the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. 

  • Oracle State Park
    Oracle State Park is a 4,000 acre wildlife refuge in the northern foothills of the Catalina Mountains. Once part of the Kannally family cattle ranch, the unique Mediterranean style ranch house in the park is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Biosphere2 Mission
    To serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe.

  • The Mammoth Miner's Memorial
    The Mammoth Miners Memorial Organization is a newly formed group of people from Oracle, Mammoth, and San Manuel, three communities neatly tucked in the mountains about sixty miles north of Tucson, Arizona. The main mission of the group is to build a memorial in honor of the miners who lost their lives during the decades of copper mine operations in San Manuel, St. Anthony and Tiger. The group is inviting their neighboring towns of Superior, Winkelman, Globe, Miami, as well as the cities of Tucson and Phoenix, to join them in their endeavor.

Eateries/Restaurants in Local Areas

  • La Casita Restaurant - Mexican cuisine  Mammoth, AZ (520)487-9980
  • Mi Pueblita - Mexican restaurant                       Mammoth, AZ (520)487-2123 
  • Las Michoacanas - Mexican cuisine          Mammoth, AZ (520)487-2380
  • The Patio Café -                                                  Oracle, AZ (520)896-7615 
  • De Marco's Pizzeria Restaurant -             Oracle, AZ (520)896-9627 or (520)896-9582