Pleasant Valley Trail #84

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Pleasant Valley Trail is actually an extremely hazardous road that is used by high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle but it is not recommended for motorized vehicles.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: All seasons
Information Center: Clifton Ranger District
(928) 687-8600
TTY: (928) 687-1807

General Information

  • The October 1983 flood destroyed the bridge in North Clifton. Cross the river between Section 19 and 30 to approach Limestone Gulch.
  • Follow Forest Road 212 on the northeast side of the river for a mile to Limestone Gulch. Forest Road #212 proceeds northwest from the trailhead to the Martinez Ranch and on down the San Francisco River to Clifton, crossing the river about 55 times.
  • Forest Road #212 proceeds south from the trailhead to AZ 78, known locally as the Mule Creek Road.

General Notes:

There are several old mines in this area so be careful of falling in a shaft or experiencing a cave-in.

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14 miles

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  Elevation : 
4,200 feet - 6,000 feet