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Pleasant Valley Trail #84, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,502 feet
Elevation Gain 2,300 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,141 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 17.47
Interest Seasonal Creek
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  6:51am - 5:13pm
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Evans Point-San Francisco River
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Mares Bluff
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Red Canyon - Clifton
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Ash Spring Canyon
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Morenci Southern Railroad
Morenci Southern Railroad
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San Francisco River View
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Chesser Gulch
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Chase Creek Gorge
Chase Creek Gorge
7.7 mi away
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Pleasant Valley Trail #84 is a 7 mile one way hike with 3,141 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 29 miles northeast of Safford Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: The Pleasant Valley Trail is actually an extremely hazardous road that is used by high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles, but it is not recommended for motorized vehicles. The trail follows Limestone Gulch from the San Francisco River road to Pleasant Valley, on the east slope of 6980' Sunset Peak, where it connects with FR 215A. On the right side in Limestone Gulch, in less than a mile, an old rock smelter ruin can be seen.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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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    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From Safford, head east on Highway 70/191. 10 miles from Safford, the highway splits, turn left onto Highway 191 and follow it for another 23.75 miles to a highway junction known as 3-Way (old drive-in movie theater and store). Turn left to remain on Highway 191. From the 3-Way junction, head north on highway 191 for approximately 9.4 miles to milepost 163.9, in the town of Clifton (this point is just after crossing the 2nd railroad track and before the Circle K store). At milepost 163.9, turn right onto Zorilla Street, then make an immediate left onto Frisco Avenue. Frisco Avenue crosses a bridge over the San Francisco River at 0.55 miles, and becomes the San Francisco River Road (unsigned). Follow the San Francisco River Road for another 0.9 miles, to the first canyon on the right, which is Limestone Gulch. There are no trail signs or designated parking areas (You're on your own!).
    page created by PrestonSands on Feb 09 2010 7:43 pm
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