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.
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.