We had just finished Sevenmile Rim, and we were using the Monitor and Merrimac Buttes trail as a connection between that trail and the start of Wipe-Out Hill. We also wanted to check out the dinosaur viewing area.
The trip from the buttes out to the trailhead was quick while we were in the sand. We didn't see anyone else, and it was very smooth in most places. It wasn't long before we were parked at the dinosaur viewing area and getting ready to go for the short hike.
We had all heard that the weather in the mountains on the way home to Denver was going to be ugly, with big snow storms. Bob wanted to get an earlier start, so he decided to skip the dinosaur viewing and head back to his camp to break it down and head for home. We said our goodbyes and the rest of us did the hike.
It's a pretty interesting hike, with lots of signs and information. We were done pretty quickly, though, and soon back at the Jeeps.
The trailhead is very close to the dinosaur viewing area, so we were soon back to the main dirt road. We turned left and went a short distance to the Wipe-Out Hill trailhead.
Though this is a short and easy trail, the dinosaur hike makes it worth it.
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