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Morenci, Arizona

Morenci was established in the late 1800s as a mining town and is now famous for its open pit mine. It is a town owned and operated by Phelps Dodge. In the mid-1960's, Phelps Dodge was forced to move the town of Morenci. The town was in the way of mining. The new town was relocated two miles from the historic Morenci. Today Morenci has a population of 2,500, and sits at an elevation of 4,838 feet. Morenci is both old and new, and it has much to offer to resident and tourist.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Morenci Open Mine Pit Tour

Phelps Dodge Morenci, Inc., is the largest copper producing operation in North America. Active operations include an open-pit mine, numerous leach stockpiles, four solution extraction plants and three electrowinning tankhouses.

Morenci, AZ Tours

Things to do near Morenci, AZ

Tonto National Monument

Well-preserved cliff dwellings were occupied by the Salado culture during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries. The peopl...

Shoofly Indian Archaeological Site

A self-guided tour through this ancient village site will show you how the native people lived here between AD 1000 and 1250....

Round Valley Ensphere

The Round Valley Ensphere is a dramatic manifestation of the vision and courage of the twin communities of Eagar and Springe...

Apache Stronghold Golf Course

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...