Mammoth is in the broad San Pedro River Valley of southeastern Pinal County. The town is approximately 140 miles southeast of Phoenix and 40 miles northeast of Tucson at an elevation of 3,500 feet. Mammoth population was 1,960 in 1995.

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Mammoth enjoys a mountainous setting near the many scenic attractions of the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona. The spectacular Galiuro and Santa Catalina Mountains and rolling desert have attracted various TV and movie companies to film on location in the area. The region is a classic example of the range and basin ecological system and is noted for its geological features.

In September, Mammoth celebrates Mexico's Independence Day with a traditional fiesta and in October, there is a chili/salsa cook-off.

Facilities in the tri-community area of Oracle, Mammoth and San Manuel include three libraries, four parks, two swimming pools, a community center, three tennis courts, historical society and museum, three senior citizens organizations, five lighted ball fields and a golf course. The YMCA Triangle Y Camp summer youth camp is located in the Coronado National Forest south of Oracle. There are also public picnic grounds and hiking trails in Oracle State Park. A community theater group performs at a nearby facility which has been converted to a theater.

There is one local public elementary school. High school students attend San Manuel High School which is six miles south. The Central Arizona College (Aravaipa Campus), located north of Mammoth, is accredited as the eastern campus of the Pinal County Community College District and is an expanded campus for Northern Arizona University.

There are three health care facilities - Oracle Medical Center, one in San Manuel and one at San Pedro Valley Health Center in Mammoth. Oracle also offers the Tri-Community Counseling Services, Inc., chiropractic and dental services.


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