Freidlein Prairie Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This short trail is one of only a few smaller trails that travel the southern side of the San Francisco Peaks, which at 12,643 feet are the highest mountains in Arizona and part of the San Francisco Volcanic Field. The towering San Francisco Mountains are sacred to many Indian tribes and are known by several names. To the Navajo, they are Dok’o’sliid, “the sacred mountain of the west.” The Hopi name is Nuvateekia- ovi, “the place of snow on the very top.” The Hopi believe that their gods (kachinas) live on the peaks for part of each year and that they bring rain to the mesa area where the Hopi live.
Special Attractions: Small trail that winds around the flank of the San Francisco Peaks; Spring wildflowers and splashes of golden aspens in the fall. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."