Kachina Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This relatively new trail offers an easy hike through a fine alpine forest, ending at a scenic meadow. The hike is on the southwest slopes of San Francisco Mountain, in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area. The trail winds in and out of small canyons and through meadows as it traverses the southwest slopes of Agassiz Peak. The forest here is an attractive mixture of quaking aspen, Douglas-fir, and limber pine. In fall, the aspen change to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, and this hike provides a good opportunity to view those colors.
After about 1 mile, you will head across a rocky canyon. Beyond this point, the trail crosses a steeper, more rugged slope. After crossing several small draws, the trail crosses the deeper canyon that comes down from Fremont Saddle, then traverses into Freidlein Prairie, an alpine meadow on the southwest slopes of Fremont Peak. The hike ends at the junction with the Freidlein Prairie Trail at 2.7 miles. Return to the trailhead as you came."