The Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains

I’ve always loved the name: The Rocky Mountains or The Rockies. Talk about calling something exactly what it is. Native Americans, in a very loose translation, called it a ‘mass of rocks’.  The Rockies extend from the Liard River in British Columbia south to the Rio Grande in New Mexico. The width of the Rockies varies anywhere from 70 to 300 miles. The Rockies are made up of a number of ranges, some with familiar names like the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico and Colorado and the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming.  As for elevation, here’s a quote: The range’s highest peak is Mount Elbert located in Colorado at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) above sea level. Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 feet (3,954 m), is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. (Source)

Note: Much of this blog contains general information about the Rocky Mountains. But the photos are all of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 

Here’s a video featuring Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park, including trail hikes, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife. Go here.

FunFacts about The Rocky Mountains (Source) (Source)

  • The Rocky Mountains are 76 million years old.
  • The Rockies house the Continental Divide. This is where rivers flow either toward the Atlantic and Arctic or toward the Pacific.
  • The Rocky Mountains contains over 100 separate mountain ranges.
  • The Rocky Mountains traverse New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, and extend into British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.
  • The Rockies are approximately 3,000 miles long.
  • The Rockies hold several national parks.
  • The national parks in Canada are: Banff, Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper, Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber.
  • The U.S. parks are: Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park and the Royal Gorge Park, among others.

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November Winners: ELF, Grace W. and Catedid

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