Out Bell's Trailhead > Dinosaur Trail > Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area > Dinosaur Trail > Lower Big Hill > service road (S) > North Scenic Loop > service road (S then W) > Badlands > River Bend > service road (NE) > Cougar Lookout 6.1 miles
Return Cougar Lookout > Javalina > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > River Bend Ghost Camp > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > North Slick Rock > service road (N) > Shady Trail > Bell's Trailhead 3.6 miles
Temps start at 60 end at 66, sunny, steady North breeze.
Dry trails, very easy to follow. LOTS of birds out including Killdeer, Western Bluebirds (photo attached), Kestrels, Loggerhead Shrikes, Black thoated sparrows, turkeys, Great Blue Herons. Butterflies are also becoming more numerous as they look for the few flowers and blooming agaritas to gather sustenance.
The longhorns are in this section of the park and there are a few calves with them - keep your distance, don't startle them and they'll leave you alone.
Water is available in the campground at Bell's Trailhead.
Shade and info kiosk (damaged) are available at the Dinosaur Tracks Viewing area. WATER HAS BEEN TURNED OFF AT THIS TIME.
Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Lookout.
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at River Bend Ghost Camp. THIS IS THE ONLY WATER AVAILABLE ON THIS ROUTE.
Use caution when using the dry toilets.
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