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  Rocky Mountain National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
This living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, provides visitors with opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures.
With five drive-in campgrounds Rocky Mountain National Park provides a variety of camping experiences.
Rocky Mountain National Park, for all its grand beauty and sense of wildness, is embedded in a human environment that creates special challenges.
www.nps.gov /romo   (359 words)

  
  Rocky Mountains - MSN Encarta
The Rockies are bordered on the east by the Great Plains and on the west by the Great Basin and the Rocky Mountain Trench, a valley running from northwestern Montana to northern British Columbia.
This section, which encompasses Rocky Mountain National Park, is composed chiefly of two northern-southern belts of mountain ranges with several basins, or parks, between the belts.
The Canadian Rockies, located in southwestern Alberta and eastern British Columbia, are composed of a relatively narrow belt of mountain ranges that terminates at the Liard River lowland in northeastern British Columbia.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555488/Rocky_Mountains.html   (739 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Rockies are located between the Great Plains on the east (from which they rise abruptly for most of their length) and a series of broad basins and plateaus on the west.
The prominent, wide-floored Rocky Mountain Trench, west of the crest line, continues c.800 mi (1,290 km) into Canada from Montana and is drained by the headwaters of the Peace River and by sections of the Fraser, Columbia, and Kootenay rivers.
The Rockies are a year-round recreational attraction, and the surrounding states have seen a boom in vacation-housing construction and, thus, population increases since the late 1970s.
www.bartleby.com /65/ro/RockyMts.html   (1382 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Two especially distinctive trenches are the Rocky Mt. Trench, which extends NW from Flathead L., and the Purcell Trench, which extends N from Coeur d’Alene L. The Okanagan Highlands, in NE Wash., form the W edge of the Northern Rockies.
The prominent, wide-floored Rocky Mt. Trench, W of the crest line, continues c.800 mi/1,290 km into Canada from Mont. and is drained by the headwaters of the Peace R. and by sections of the Fraser, Columbia, and Kootenay rivers.
The Rockies are a year-round recreational attraction and have seen a boon in vacation-housing construction—especially in Colo., which is most convenient to cross-country travel routes—and, thus, pop.
www.bartleby.com /69/66/R03866.html   (1155 words)

  
 CVO Menu - America's Volcanic Past - Rocky Mountains
The Rocky Mountains, which were uplifted about 50 to 100 million years ago, extend from southern Colorado northwest to the Canadian border.
The Rocky Mountains took shape during a period of intense plate tectonic activity that formed much of the rugged landscape of the western United States.
The area that is now Rocky Mountain National Park was eroded again and intermittently covered by seas from the middle of the Permian Period to the end of the Cretaceous Period about 65 million years ago.
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /LivingWith/VolcanicPast/Places/volcanic_past_rocky_mountains.html   (1050 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain National Park Information Page
At lower levels in the foothills and mountain ecosystem, open stands of ponderosa pine and juniper grow on the slopes facing the sun; on cooler north slopes are Douglas fir.
The pioneer of numerous mountain routes in the Rockies, Vaille attempted the first winter ascent of the mountain's precipitous east face in January, 1925.
It is not a mountain tolerant of the unprepared.
www.rocky.mountain.national-park.com /info.htm   (3001 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Rocky Mountains Information
The mountain is part of the Teton Range, which is part of the central portion of the Rocky Mountains.
Rocky Mountain National Park (1915) in Colorado has more than 107 named peaks over 3,350 m/10,000 ft. Because of the rugged terrain, the Rocky Mountains are sparsely populated.
Peaks Nearly 750 mountains exceed 3,050 m/10,000 ft in the Canadian Rockies; 700 lie in the main eastern range and 50 in the Selkirk and Purcell mountains.
www.allrefer.com /rocky-mountains   (1701 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains — Infoplease.com
Rocky Mountains, major mountain system of W North America and easternmost belt of the North American cordillera, extending more than 3,000 mi (4,800 km) from central N.Mex. to NW Alaska; Mt. Elbert (14,431 ft/4,399 m) in Colorado is the highest peak.
Rocky Mountain goat - Rocky Mountain goat Rocky Mountain goat, hoofed ruminant mammal, Oreamnos americanus, found in the...
Rocky Mountain revamp: Doris Fisher is just one of a thousand newcomers who've moved to Madison County, Montana, in the past decade:......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/us/A0842189.html   (370 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain Rail Tours - Rocky Mountains Vacations - Rockies Rail Tour and More
Rocky Mountains Vacation offers travelers the best that the Rockies and surrounding areas have to offer.
Rocky Mountaineer rail tours range from 2-day tours to 12-day tours that offer all the best attractions.
Rocky Mountains Vacation is run by Treasure Tours - a licensed BC Travel Agency.
www.rocky-mountains-vacation.com   (175 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains
Thought of as high, majestic, craggy, and snowy mountain walls that march down the west edge of the plains uninterrupted from the Arctic to Mexico, the Rockies and their "Purple Mountian's Majesty" are an important part of every North American's mental picture of his country.
The Rockies are fairly high in the world scheme of things, about as high as the Alps, the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and the Zagros Mountains of Iran and Iraq, all in the 14,000'/4500m range.
Missouri Mountain: The bulky, ledge mass of Missouri Mountain from the Pine Creek valley.
www.peakbagger.com /range.aspx?rid=14   (792 words)

  
 Southern Rockies Geology
Mountain ranges were uplifted as tilted crustal blocks bounded by thrust and reverse faults.
Uplift of the mountain ranges culminated in the Eocene and was accompanied by subsidence of marginal basins--the Raton Basin, which were filled by great thicknesses of clastic sediment.
Present elevation of the mountains is a consequence of late Cenozoic crustal uplift and deep stream erosion.
academic.emporia.edu /aberjame/field/rocky_mt/rocky.htm   (1652 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
These mountains form a vast barrier between the east and west, and within the Rockies system is the Continental Divide between east and west flowing waters.
Wildlife is plentiful, and fl bear, mountain lion, mountain goat, bighorn sheep and elk are commonly spotted on the open slopes and in the fir and aspen forests of the valleys.
The mountain wilderness also includes abandoned mountain homesteads and ghost towns, remnants of the original Colorado settlers, who flocked to the region to mine gold and silver.
www.peakware.com /areas.html?a=400   (341 words)

  
 Top Ten Native Plants for the Rocky Mountains - National Wildlife Federation
The Rocky Mountain juniper is a graceful ornamental, often with a narrow crown of drooping foliage.
It does well in rocky soils, especially on limestone and lava outcrops, in open woodlands at the lower border of trees to the north, and in foothills with pinyons to the south.
The Rocky Mountain maple is a shrub or small tree.
www.nwf.org /backyard/rockymountains.cfm   (745 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rocky Mountains - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rocky Mountains, great chain of rugged mountain ranges in western North America, extending from central New Mexico to northeastern British Columbia,...
Continental Divide (also called the Great Divide), ridge of mountains in North America, separating the streams that flow west (into the Pacific...
encarta.msn.com /Rocky_Mountains.html   (169 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains
At length the Rocky Mountains break upon the view, towering abruptly from the plains, and mingling their snow-capped summits with the clouds.
On all sides mountains rise to an altitude of from 11,000 to 15,000 feet, their skirts shaggy with pitch-pine forests, and scarred by deep canyons, wooded and boulder-strewn, opening upon the mountain pasture previously mentioned.
The country is mountainous to the east, and on the west are detached rocky hills and sandy plains.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /WWrockymountains.htm   (2599 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain Oysters, prairie oysters, Montana tendergroins, cowboy caviar, swinging beef, calf fries
Rocky Mountains oysters - also known as prairie oysters, Montana tendergroins, cowboy caviar, swinging beef, and calf fires - are true Western delicacies.
They are that part of the bull that is removed in his youth so that he may thereby be more tractable, grow meatier, and behave less masculine.
The rugged folks of the Rocky Mountain region are not squeamish.
whatscookingamerica.net /History/RockyMtnOyster.htm   (571 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain National Park -- Flora and Fauna
As potential carriers of rabies, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and bubonic plague, they should be admired from a distance.
Its cousin, the wolf, was trapped and hunted to extinction in the park.
The mountain lion (Felis concolor), which feeds chiefly on deer, and the bobcat (Lynx rufus), which eats a variety of rodents and birds, are shy and secretive and rarely seen.
www.americanparknetwork.com /parkinfo/rm/flora/index.html   (1301 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains - Wikinfo
The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America.
The Rocky Mountains were created during what geologists call the Laramide orogeny during a period that started 70 million years ago and ended 30 million years ago.
After the mountains were raised nearly as high as what the Himalayas are today, then part of western North America started to stretch and much of the south western part of the high mountain plateau started to get broken up into horsts (ranges) with grabens (basins) in between them.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Rocky_Mountains   (748 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado Rocky Mountains | GORP
Rocky Mountain National Park is a national icon — its rugged mountains carve out a skyline that captures the American imagination and serves as both protector and passageway to the west.
Three million people visit Rocky Mountain National Park each year; old-timers among the surging population along Colorado's Front Range tend to opt for the much less visited national forests around RMNP when they're looking for solitude.
This is a 415-square-mile chunk of Rocky Mountain highs, latticed by some 370 miles of hiking and walking trails that weave up steep rocky trails, over alpine tundra, past high-mountain lakes, and through aspen groves, spruce forests, and meadows peppered with columbine.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_national_park/co_rocky.htm   (993 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain System
The Rocky Mountains took shape during a period of intense plate tectonic activity that formed much of the rugged landscape of the western United States.
The last mountain building event, the Laramide orogeny, (about 70-40 million years ago) the last of the three episodes, is responsible for raising the Rocky Mountains.
The growth of the Rocky Mountains has been one of the most perplexing of geologic puzzles.
www2.nature.nps.gov /geology/usgsnps/province/rockymtn.html   (448 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains travel guide - Wikitravel
The Rockies are a region of Canada that more or less divide British Columbia and Alberta.
Much of the Rocky mountains of Canada are within various National and Provincial Parks.
The Rocky Mountaineer rail service is a beautiful way to get to the Rocky Mountains and to see many spectacular sights from the dome car.
wikitravel.org /en/Rocky_Mountains_(Canada)   (451 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Rocky Mountains 2001: Books: Tim Fitzharris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Stretching majestically from the Arctic watershed through the western reaches of Canada and the United States to as far south as New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains are North America's most spectacular mountain range.
Each of the 12 stunning images in Rocky Mountains 2001, taken by world-renowned landscape photographer Tim Fitzharris, lets you steal a moment amidst the tranquil strength and majesty of the Rockies.
Mountains awash in evening light, sun-tipped snowy peaks, and green valleys reflected in crystal waters, the natural splendors of the Rocky Mountains are captured here to be enjoyed all year long.
www.amazon.com /Rocky-Mountains-2001-Tim-Fitzharris/dp/1552970086   (667 words)

  
 Banff in Alberta, Canada, information vacations, hotels and travel guides rocky mountain national park
The Rocky Mountains of Canada are a vast land - filled with inspiring scenery, wildlife, a multitude of recreational activities for all ages and a lot of unique opportunities that only the people who live in this area know about.
In our rocky mountain vacation guides you'll find a ton of local tips from maps of the national parks, hiking trail suggestions, sightseeing info and what makes these areas unique, all to make your stay in the Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise area a real experience.
Published from the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Canmore, Alberta - the gateway to Banff National Park and Kananaskis Provincial Park.
www.canadianrockies.net   (370 words)

  
 Portside Promotions - Villas, Houses, Cabins, apartments and condos to rent in Canada
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heart of the rockie mountains - 6 bedroom bungalow to rent
www.portsidepromotions.com /canada.html   (274 words)

  
 The Rocky Mountains
The Rocky Mountains, which rose about 50 to 100 million years ago, extend from southern Colorado northwest into Canada.
Many of the individual ranges that make up the Rocky Mountains appear on the map as variously shaped bull's-eyes surrounding a red-hued center.
Each crude, ringed pattern was created by the erosion of overlying Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary rocks during the Tertiary period.
www.nationalatlas.gov /articles/geology/features/rockymountains.html   (144 words)

  
 Rocky Mountains
This Rocky Mountain National Park website gives the history of the Rocky Mountains and hiking opportunities, as well as, weather conditions, and percentages of the wilderness as it exists throughout the Rocky Mountains.
There are links to different locations of the Rocky Mountains and provides wonderful illustrations that would be useful to teachers and students in their studies of the Rocky Mountains.
This website is very informative, because it gives information about the birds feeding, the voices and songs of each bird, their nesting and habits, and the range each bird flies and the sizes of the birds in the Rocky Mountains.
courses.ttu.edu /thomas/coollinks/NewLinks/rocky_mountains.htm   (664 words)

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