We were very happy to retrace our steps the following morning along lovely Stuntz Ridge, where there are views all across the monument. There are many more places we'd like to explore in Dinosaur National Monument and
would like to spend at least a full week here. Back on US 40, we rolled east through the baked plains of western Colorado that slowly begin to undulate into treeless gray-green hills with the deep blue silhouette of the Rocky
Mountains on the horizona. Today's mission was to buy a warm wool blanket, since even in the canyons we were too cold at night, and we were heading into higher country. Our search took us to downtown Craig, which
was one of our two favorite towns on the this trip. A true Western town, it still has a quirky restored downtown with a nice assortment of shops and, most importantly, a bookstore/coffee shop tended by two giddy
volunteers who kept us in stitches while serving up coffee and local lore.