Moving north from the Black Canyon, the next logical step in snow free zones was Dinosaur National Monument in the far northwestern corner of Colorado.  The monument extends into Utah as well, with the actual headquarters being there as well as all the dinosaur fossils.  I like Dinosaurs just as much as any five year old but we were there to hike.  One of Bigfoot’s friends had recommended the Rupal Point hike which lead us to an overlook of the Green River and as you can see from the panorama above the view is pretty spectacular.  The hike itself is nothing to write home about.  Primarily flat through sage brush, but with an abundance of Horny Toads, your approach to the overlook is mostly unseen.  We all wanted to go down the Echo canyon road, which leads down to the river itself and some primitive campsites, but we were afraid that Bigfoot’s rental car might not have enough clearance.