Great trail. If you want to get to the top of the cliff where the dinosaur tracks are below, take the overlook trail that branches of the Joe Johnston route. The overlook trail has a beautiful view of the canyons and has some safe areas to sit near the edge of the cliff. Also, if it rained recently, the dinosaur tracks may be underwater and the Joe Johnston route may be impassible unless you want to wade through water. If that's the case, take the overlook trail and you can see the tracks from the cliff's edge and the overlook trail will take you back to the Joe Johnston route on the other side of the flooded area.
It was a great hike for novice hikers. Had a variety of trails from easy to moderate. Various terrain; meadows, small rocks, dirt, big rocks. It was a perfect day weather wise 60-80 degrees. We hiked 10 miles through a combination of trails that took us to the protected habitat area. About 600 ft of elevation variance I think.
Kim N. on Government Canyon Loop
Nice...good elevation and challenge for new hiker like me
Will M. on Wildcat Canyon Far Reaches Loop Tra...
This trail is not at all easy; I dismounted my MTB and walked many of the sections.
Will M. on Lytle's Loop Trail
Picked up some good speed on this trail. Offers a variety of riding disciplines to tackle. Would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the random loose rocks scattered along the trail.