Lower Monitor & Merrimac
Beginning Point: Drive north on U.S. 191 for approximately 15 miles then turn left onto a dirt road just north of highway marker 141, cross the tracks and park by the bulletin board.
Length: 7 miles.
Type of Ride: A combination of road and slickrock; loop ride.
Area Attractions: View of the Monitor and Merrimac buttes, Determination Towers, and the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail.
Route Description: The marked route goes up Courthouse Wash, past the historic Halfway Stage Station, and circles a large butte between Courthouse and Mill Canyon. Near the end of the loop, riders may wish to stop at the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail. This ride makes a fairly easy family outing.
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