This hike has great views of (and a little noise from) I70 to the north and C470 to the east. That may not inspire you, but this hike also has quite a bit of charm. Dinosaur Ridge is one of the ridges along the hogback. We'll watch the (nearly) full moon rise (6:36pm) during the hike, and see great views in all directions. We'll hike about 3-4 miles with up to 1000' of elevation gain. Afterwards, those interested will go to dinner at D'Corazon Mexican Restaurant in Lakewood.
Please note the details about bringing appropriate gear and in case of bad weather in this Meetup Group's Welcome description. In particular, be sure to bring rain gear. Dogs are welcome on this hike (but not at the restaurant afterward)—they must be on a leash and you must pick up after them. Afternoon thunderstorms are common this time of year, but they usually clear up by hike time. If you join this hike, you are agreeing to this waiver .
Directions : We're meeting at the Stegosaurus Lot at the southeast corner of I70/Hwy 26 on the west side of the hogback in Morrison. Click here for a map with directions. Hwy 26 is the first exit from I70 ("Morrison " exit) west of C470. Note: Another trailhead for this hike is off of Rooney Road on the east side of the hogback--we are not meeting there. Also, the map at the top of this listing is not accurate (it's a Meetup bug--I can't fix it).