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Plain View Peak 10370, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Safford
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,165 feet
Elevation Gain 1,175 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,440 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 15.2
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Sun  6:48am - 5:19pm
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High Peak Road #507
High Peak Road #507
0.0 mi away
3.8 mi
642 ft
High Peak Road #507 Spur
0.1 mi away
2.0 mi
100 ft
Shannon Campground
0.4 mi away
Treasure Park from Snow Flat
Treasure Park from Snow Flat
0.4 mi away
3.2 mi
487 ft
Snow Flat
Snow Flat
0.4 mi away
0.8 mi
180 ft
Snow Flat Campground
0.4 mi away
Heliograph Peak from Shannon GC
Heliograph Peak from Shannon GC
0.4 mi away
3.2 mi
1,024 ft
Heliograph Peak Loop
Heliograph Peak Loop
0.4 mi away
4.3 mi
1,030 ft
Marijilda Cutoff
Marijilda Cutoff
0.4 mi away
1.6 mi
327 ft
Big Creek Falls - Coronado NF
Big Creek Falls - Coronado NF
0.5 mi away
1.2 mi
400 ft
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Plain View Peak 10370 is a 8 mile round trip hike with 1,440 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 15 miles southwest of Safford Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. June and July are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: Completely off-limits since 1988 due to the Mount Graham Red Squirrel Refugium closure. Plain View Peak is the 5th highest peak in the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona. It is located 0.75 miles southeast of Mount Graham itself, at the top of Gibson Canyon. Plain View Peak was burned severely in the 2004 Gibson Fire, although there appears to be sparse aspen regrowth coming up in places among the thousands of burned logs.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Coronado Forest
    MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
    Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)


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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Safford, head south on U.S. highway 191. Turn west onto state highway 366 (Swift Trail). Follow highway 366 for approximately 21.8 miles to where the pavement ends. There will be a large paved pull off/parking area on your right. The 507 (dirt) fire road heads uphill to the northeast from the pull off area.
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