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Whispering Ben Trail at Corn Creek Station
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Whispering Ben
Corn Creek
Visitor Center (view NE)

Overview

The Whispering Ben Trail is a spur trail off the Bighorn Loop Trail that leads to an unusual archaeological site: a boulder used like a bedrock mortar for grinding honey mesquite beans. Native peoples used one of the holes for so many years (probably so many generations) that they pounded all the way through the boulder!

The narrow, unsurfaced trail runs out about 150 yards to end at the archaeological artifact. For details on getting to this trail, see the description of the Bighorn Loop Trail. Please help protect the fragile desert soils and stay on the trail.

Link to Trail Map.

Whispering Ben Trail
Bighorn Trail, approaching Whispering Ben Trail (view N)
Whispering Ben Trail
Bighorn Trail at Whispering Ben Trail (view N)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Hiker starting on trail to archaeological site (view N)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Hiker on trail to archaeological site (view N)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Approaching the grinding stone (view NW)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Hiker inspecting grinding stone (view NW)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Grinding stone
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Grinding stone
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Grinding stone
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Grand view (view W)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Grand view (view SW)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Returning on trail with grand view (view E)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Mesquite trees growing in the ditch (view SW)
Corn Creek ADA Loop Trail
Hiker returning to the Bighorn Loop Trail (view SW)

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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