EAST ACCESS: From Phoenix, take I-17 north to Flagstaff. Once in Flagstaff, drive north on Highway 89 for 12 miles to FR 420, which is across from the turnoff for Sunset Crater. Continue on FR 420 for about a half-mile and then turn right onto FR 552. Follow FR 552 to FR 418 and turn right. Continue on FR 418 for about 7 miles to FR 9123J. Turn left onto FR 9123J and drive another 1.2 miles to the trailhead. The dirt roads are accessible by sedan, but a high-clearance vehicle is recommended.
INFO: Flagstaff Ranger District, Coconino National Forest, 928-526-0866, http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/peaks/abineau-bear-jaw-tr.shtml