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Rocky Mountains
Rockies
Mountain range
Countries Canada, United States
Regions British Columbia, Alberta, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico
Part of Pacific Cordillera
Highest point Mount Elbert U.S.A.
 - elevation 14,440 ft (4,401 m)
 - coordinates 39°07′03.90″N 106°26′43.29″W / 39.11775°N 106.4453583°W / 39.11775; -106.4453583
Geology Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic
Period Precambrian, Cretaceous
.The Rocky Mountains (or Rockies) are a major mountain range in western North America.^ Rocky Mountains Major mountain system in w North America.
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^ I also understand that on a clear day you can see Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, the Sangre de Cristo Range, Pikes Peak and the Continental Divide.
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^ Still, it should be noted that the trapping of fur bearing animals was key to the mountain man and played a significant role in America's western expansion.
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.The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 kilometres (2,980 mi) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the southwestern United States.^ Mountain ranges of the United States .

^ I used to think Rocky Mountains were in the United States only.
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^ The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers ) from British Columbia , in Canada , to New Mexico , in the United States .

.The range's highest peak is Mount Elbert located in Colorado at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) above sea level.^ Elbert (14,431 ft/4,399 m) in Colorado is the highest peak.
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^ The highest point is Mount Elbert .
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^ The highest peak is Mount Elbert , in Colorado , which is 14,440 feet (4,401 meters ) above sea level .

.Though part of North America's Pacific Cordillera, the Rockies are distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges (as named in Canada) or the Pacific Mountain System (as it is known in the United States), which are located directly adjacent to the Pacific coast.^ Rocky Mountains Major mountain system in w North America.
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^ Mountain ranges of the United States .

^ I used to think Rocky Mountains were in the United States only.
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.The Rockies were formed about 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous, by the Laramide orogeny.^ The younger ranges of the Rocky Mountains uplifted during the late Cretaceous period (140 million-65 million years ago), although some portions of the southern mountains date from uplifts during the Precambrian (3,980 million-600 million years ago).

^ The mountains' geology is a complex of igneous and metamorphic rock ; younger sedimentary rock occurs along the margins of the southern Rocky Mountains, and volcanic rock from the Tertiary (65 million-1.8 million years ago) occurs in the San Juan Mountains and in other areas.

^ The funny thing is – this time of year in the Rocky Mountains, the outdoor temperature of the air, at 10pm is about 4 degrees Celsius.
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.Since then, erosion by water and glaciers have sculpted the mountain range into dramatic valleys and peaks.^ I also understand that on a clear day you can see Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, the Sangre de Cristo Range, Pikes Peak and the Continental Divide.
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^ Water in its many forms sculpted the present Rocky Mountain landscape (Athearn 1960).

^ Volcanoes, glaciers, and erosion have further defined and reshaped these mountains and valleys; signs of glacial and volcanic activity are evident throughout the region.
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.At the end of the last ice age, humans started to inhabit the mountain range.^ First of all we know the Little ice age ended about 150 years ago.
  • Report: Global Warming Emissions Jump 292 Percent in Rocky Mountains | Courtney Lowery | Missoula | New West Missoula 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.newwest.net [Source type: General]

^ Since the last great Ice Age, the Rocky Mountains were home first to Paleo-Indians and then to the Native American tribes of the Apache , Arapaho , Bannock , Blackfoot , Cheyenne , Crow .

^ The "little ice age" was a period of glacial advance that lasted a few centuries from about 1550 to 1860.

.After Europeans, such as Sir Alexander MacKenzie and the Lewis and Clark expedition, started to explore the range, minerals and furs drove the initial economic exploitation of the mountains, although the range never became densely populated.^ Colorado Rockies Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 - March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793.

^ Human population is not very dense in the Rocky Mountains, with an average of four people per square kilometer (10 per square mile) and few cities with over 50,000 people.

^ The Canadian Rockies include the Mackenzie and Selwyn mountains of the Yukon and Northwest Territories (sometimes called the Arctic Rockies) and the ranges of western Alberta and eastern British Columbia.
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.Currently, much of the mountain range is protected by parks, and is a popular tourist destination, especially for skiing.^ Canadian National Parks in the mountain range are .

^ I also understand that on a clear day you can see Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, the Sangre de Cristo Range, Pikes Peak and the Continental Divide.
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^ On the ski slopes, Steamboat is comprised of a complete mountain range that includes: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge and Christie Peak.
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Geography

.The Rocky Mountains are commonly defined as stretching from the Liard River in British Columbia south to the Rio Grande in New Mexico.^ He arrived at Bella Coola, British Columbia, where he first reached saltwater at South Bentinck Arm, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

^ On July 24 , 1832 , Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming 's South Pass.

^ There are over twenty principle ranges that comprise the Rockies, extending through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
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.Other mountain ranges continue beyond those two rivers, including the Selwyn Range in Yukon, the Brooks Range in Alaska, and the Sierra Madre in Mexico, but those are not part of the Rockies, though they are part of the American cordillera.^ The mountains can also be considered to run all the way to Alaska or Mexico , but usually those mountains are considered to be part of the entire American cordillera , rather than part of the Rockies.

^ The southern part of its range extends into the Rocky Mountains.
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^ There are over twenty principle ranges that comprise the Rockies, extending through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
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.The United States definition of the Rockies, however, includes the Cabinet and Salish Mountains of Idaho and Montana, whereas their counterparts north of the Kootenai River, the Columbia Mountains, are considered a separate system in Canada, lying to the west of the huge Rocky Mountain Trench, which runs the length of British Columbia from its beginnings in the middle Flathead River valley in western Montana to the south bank of the Liard River.^ A series of north-south trending ranges separated by narrow trenches and valleys occupies most of N Montana and the Idaho panhandle.
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^ Reflection of a mountain in a lake, Rocky Mountains, Canada .
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^ Lake besides a mountain, Rocky Mountains, Canada .
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.The Rockies vary in width from 70 to 300 miles (110 to 480 kilometers).^ Human population is not very dense in the Rocky Mountains, with an average of four people per square kilometer (10 per square mile) and few cities with over 50,000 people.

^ The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers ) from British Columbia , in Canada , to New Mexico , in the United States .

^ From the guidebook "National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains" White Sulphur Springs, Montana - Scenic Drives - 70 miles Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway .
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.Also west of the Rocky Mountain Trench, farther north and facing the Muskwa Range across the trench, are the Stikine Ranges and Omineca Mountains of the Interior Mountains system of British Columbia.^ Mountain men, primarily French, Spanish, and British roamed the Rocky Mountains from 1720 to 1800 seeking mineral deposits and furs.

^ 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.
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^ On July 24 , 1832 , Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming 's South Pass.

.A small area east of Prince George, British Columbia on the eastern side of the Trench, the McGregor Plateau, resembles the Rockies but is considered part of the Interior Plateau.^ I met a group of girls from different parts of the world up there – Australian, British, Finnish, East Indian, German and so on.
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^ In Part 1 1 we summarized the locations where well-rounded quartzite * gravels are found east of their source outcrop areas in the Rocky Mountains (figure 1).
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^ The quartzite source rocks outcrop in the Belt Formation of the northern Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana, northern Idaho, central Idaho and small areas of northeast Washington.
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.The eastern edge of the Rockies rises dramatically above the Interior Plains of central North America, including the Front Range of Colorado, the Wind River Range and Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, the Absaroka-Beartooth ranges and Rocky Mountain Front of Montana, and the Clark Range of Alberta.^ Front Range of the Rockies--where the mountains meet the plains.
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^ Rocky Mountains, a series of largely parallel ranges in western North America, including the Sangre de Cristo, Front, Wind, Absaroka, and Bitterroot ranges.
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^ The landscape is dramatic here where plains collide with the leading edge of the Rocky Mountain front.
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.In Canada geographers define three main groups of ranges: the Continental Ranges, Hart Ranges and Muskwa Ranges (the latter two flank the Peace River, the only river to pierce the Rockies, and are collectively referred to as the Northern Rockies).^ 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.
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^ In the United States, the more impressive rises above the Great Plains includes the Front Range from northern Colorado to northern New Mexico, in Wyoming along the Wind River Range and Big Horn Mountains , and in Montana with the Crazy Mountains and along the Rocky Mountain Front which extends into extreme southwestern Alberta, Canada .

^ The rivers that flow from the Rocky Mountains eventually drain into three of the world's Oceans : the Atlantic Ocean , the Pacific Ocean , and the Arctic Ocean .

.Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 3,954 metres (12,972 ft), is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.^ The highest peak in the U.S. Rockies is Mount Elbert in Colorado, at 14,433 ft (4,399 m); in the Canadian Rockies it is Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 ft (3,954 m).
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^ Robson (12,972 ft/3,954 m; highest peak of the Rocky Mts.
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^ Mount Robson , at 12,972 feet (3,954 meters) is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies .

.The Muskwa and Hart Ranges together comprise what is known as the Northern Rockies (the Mackenzie Mountains north of the Liard River are sometimes referred to as being part of the Rockies but this is an unofficial designation).^ According to the researchers, mortality from blister rust reaches 90 percent or higher in some populations in the northern Rocky Mountains.
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^ Colorado Rockies Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 - March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793.

^ There are over twenty principle ranges that comprise the Rockies, extending through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
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.The western edge of the Rockies includes sub-ranges such as the Wasatch near Salt Lake City and the Bitterroots along the Idaho-Montana border.^ The Northern Rockies include the Lewis and Bitterroot ranges of western Montana and northeastern Idaho.
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^ The Wasatch Range near Salt Lake City, Utah divides the Great Basin from the mountains in the west.

^ There are over twenty principle ranges that comprise the Rockies, extending through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
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.The Great Basin and Columbia River Plateau separate these sub-ranges from distinct ranges further to the west, most prominent among which are the Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range and Coast Mountains.^ The principal parts are the Wasatch and Teton ranges (which are both great tilted fault blocks), the Yellowstone Plateau and Absaroka Range (both developed on volcanic rocks), the Bighorn, Beartooth, Owl Creek, and Uinta Mts., and the Wind River Range (all broad folded mountains).
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^ 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.
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^ The Canadian Rockies include the Mackenzie and Selwyn mountains of the Yukon and Northwest Territories (sometimes called the Arctic Rockies) and the ranges of western Alberta and eastern British Columbia.
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.The Rockies do not extend into the Yukon or Alaska, or into central British Columbia, where the Rocky Mountain System (but not the Rocky Mountains) includes the Columbia Mountains, the southward extension of which is considered part of the Rockies in the United States.^ Mountain States (United States)--Natural history , Rocky Mountains--Natural history .
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^ Mountain ranges of the United States .

^ I used to think Rocky Mountains were in the United States only.
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.The Rocky Mountain System within the United States is a United States physiographic region; the Rocky Mountain System is known in Canada as the Eastern System.^ Mountain States (United States)--Natural history , Rocky Mountains--Natural history .
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^ Mountain ranges of the United States .

^ I used to think Rocky Mountains were in the United States only.
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.The Continental Divide is located in the Rocky Mountains and designates the line at which waters flow either to the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans.^ The mountains form the Continental Divide, separating rivers draining to the Atlantic and Arctic oceans from those draining to the Pacific.
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^ The Continental Divide , located in the mountains, separates rivers flowing to the east and to the west.
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^ The Continental Divide is located in the Rocky Mountains and designates the line at which waters flow either to the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans.

.Triple Divide Peak (8,020 feet / 2,444 m) in Glacier National Park (U.S.) is so named because water that falls on the mountain reaches not only the Atlantic and Pacific, but Hudson Bay as well.^ Triple Divide Peak (8020 feet/2444 m) in Glacier National Park (US) is so named due to the fact that water which falls on the mountain reaches not only the Atlantic and Pacific, but the Arctic Ocean as well.

^ Rocky Mountain National Park: a history.

^ Canadian National Parks in the mountain range are .

.Farther north in Alberta, the Athabasca and other rivers feed the basin of the Mackenzie River, which has its outlet on the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean.^ The rivers that flow from the Rocky Mountains eventually drain into three of the world's Oceans : the Atlantic Ocean , the Pacific Ocean , and the Arctic Ocean .

^ It can readily be combined with other trails in the Sun River Basin and Rocky Mountain Front for extended trips of ...
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^ Mackenzie was the first to reach the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean by an overland route.
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.See Rivers of the Rocky Mountains for a list of rivers.^ See also: List of U.S. Rocky Mountain ski resorts , List of Alberta ski resorts , List of B.C. ski resorts .

^ The rivers that flow from the Rocky Mountains eventually drain into three of the world's Oceans : the Atlantic Ocean , the Pacific Ocean , and the Arctic Ocean .

^ Robson - it was great to wake up in the morning and first thing you see is the highest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
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Geology

Mount Timpanogos, in the Wasatch Range, near Orem, Utah.
.The younger ranges of the Rocky Mountains uplifted during the late Cretaceous period (100 million – 65 million years ago), although some portions of the southern mountains date from uplifts during the Precambrian (3,980 million – 600 million years ago).^ The younger ranges of the Rocky Mountains uplifted during the late Cretaceous period (140 million-65 million years ago), although some portions of the southern mountains date from uplifts during the Precambrian (3,980 million-600 million years ago).

^ According to the researchers, mortality from blister rust reaches 90 percent or higher in some populations in the northern Rocky Mountains.
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^ During the school year, this site averages over two million five hundred thousand hits per month.
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.The mountains' geology is a complex of igneous and metamorphic rock; younger sedimentary rock occurs along the margins of the southern Rocky Mountains, and volcanic rock from the Tertiary (65 million – 1.8 million years ago) occurs in the San Juan Mountains and in other areas.^ The mountains' geology is a complex of igneous and metamorphic rock ; younger sedimentary rock occurs along the margins of the southern Rocky Mountains, and volcanic rock from the Tertiary (65 million-1.8 million years ago) occurs in the San Juan Mountains and in other areas.

^ What kind of rocks are the Southern Rockies composed of?
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^ The Tetons and other north-central ranges contain folded and faulted rocks of Paleozoic and Mesozoic age draped above cores of Proterozoic and Archean igneous and metamorphic rocks ranging in age from 1.2 billion (e.g., Tetons) to more than 3.3 billion years ( Beartooth Mountains ) (Peterson 1986; Knight 1994).

Millennia of severe erosion in the Wyoming Basin transformed intermountain basins into a relatively flat terrain. .The Tetons and other north-central ranges contain folded and faulted rocks of Paleozoic and Mesozoic age draped above cores of Proterozoic and Archean igneous and metamorphic rocks ranging in age from 1.2 billion (e.g., Tetons) to more than 3.3 billion years (Beartooth Mountains).^ The principal parts are the Wasatch and Teton ranges (which are both great tilted fault blocks), the Yellowstone Plateau and Absaroka Range (both developed on volcanic rocks), the Bighorn, Beartooth, Owl Creek, and Uinta Mts., and the Wind River Range (all broad folded mountains).
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^ I love going to the mountains, much more so than heading to the beach.
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^ With the problems we had getting into Rocky Mountain Park on Thursday, and knowing it was a two day ride to Yellowstone National Park, we were more than a little worried.
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[1]
.Periods of glaciation occurred from the Pleistocene Epoch (1.8 million – 70,000 years ago) to the Holocene Epoch (fewer than 11,000 years ago).^ Prehistoric Indians migrated to the Americas about 13,500 (11,500 B.C.) years ago.
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^ Straddling the Continental Divide in the Front Range of the Southern Rockies, the park features more than 100 peaks towering over 11,000 ft (3,353 m).
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.Recent episodes included the Bull Lake Glaciation that began about 150,000 years ago and the Pinedale Glaciation that probably remained at full glaciation until 15,000–20,000 years ago.^ Some small glaciers exist, and snow covers the mountains from December through May, with some snow patches remaining through most of the year.
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^ Prehistoric Indians migrated to the Americas about 13,500 (11,500 B.C.) years ago.
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^ Since the lake is glacier fed, it remains cold throughout the year and when it reaches its warmest point, it's only 10 degrees Celsious.
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[1][2] .Ninety percent of Yellowstone National Park was covered by ice during the Pinedale Glaciation.^ YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK map.
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^ YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK topographic map.
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^ GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS click here to go back to Contents of this ExtraBooks "Rocky Mountains" page.
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[1] .The little ice age was a period of glacial advance that lasted a few centuries from about 1550 to 1860. For example, the Agassiz and Jackson glaciers in Glacier National Park reached their most forward positions about 1860 during the Little Ice Age.^ Athabasca Falls is close to the highway – it’s only about 2 minutes walk from a car park and requires little fitness level – anyone can do it.
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^ The quartzites were subsequently mixed into the glacial deposits of the region during the Ice Age.
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^ These famous whitewater streams tumble from the spine of the Rocky Mountains near Glacier National Park to feed the largest natural lake in the West.
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.Water in its many forms sculpted the present Rocky Mountain landscape.^ The landscape is dramatic here where plains collide with the leading edge of the Rocky Mountain front.
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^ 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.
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^ Rocky Mountains and the waters of the Columbia...unexplored, that an expedition to the Rocky Mountains became the ardent desire of...West, and was soon beyond the Rocky Mountains .
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[1] .Runoff and snowmelt from the peaks feed Rocky Mountain rivers and lakes with the water supply for one-quarter of the United States.^ Mountain States (United States)--Natural history , Rocky Mountains--Natural history .
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^ I used to think Rocky Mountains were in the United States only.
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^ Monthly precipitation peaks...protected areas, particularly in the Rocky Mountains , despite growing ecological...
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.The rivers that flow from the Rocky Mountains eventually drain into three of the world's Oceans: the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean.^ The mountains form the Continental Divide, separating rivers draining to the Atlantic and Arctic oceans from those draining to the Pacific.
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^ 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.
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^ 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.
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[1]

Human history

.Since the last great Ice Age, the Rocky Mountains were home first to Paleo-Indians and then to the indigenous peoples, including the Apache, Arapaho, Bannock, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow, Flathead, Shoshone, Sioux, Ute, Kutenai (Ktunaxa in Canada), Sekani, Dunne-za, and others.^ Since the last great Ice Age, the Rocky Mountains were home first to Paleo-Indians and then to the Native American tribes of the Apache , Arapaho , Bannock , Blackfoot , Cheyenne , Crow .

^ Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient bison (an animal 20% larger than modern bison) in the foothills and valleys of the mountains.

^ Colorado Rockies Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 - March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793.

[1] Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient bison (an animal 20% larger than modern bison) in the foothills and valleys of the mountains. .Like the modern tribes that followed them, Paleo-Indians probably migrated to the plains in fall and winter for bison and to the mountains in spring and summer for fish, deer, elk, roots, and berries.^ Like the modern tribes that followed them, Paleo-Indians probably migrated to the plains in fall and winter for bison and to the mountains in spring and summer for fish , deer , elk , roots , and berries .

^ Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient bison (an animal 20% larger than modern bison) in the foothills and valleys of the mountains.

^ Beginning in late summer, the nutcrackers extract ripe whitebark pine seeds from pinecones and bury them in the ground for use as food during the winter and spring.
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.In Colorado, along the crest of the Continental Divide, rock walls that Native Americans built for driving game date back 5,400–5,800 years.^ The miners and Native Americans were the first to climb many of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks.
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^ From the guidebook "Best Hikes along the Continental Divide" Augusta, Montana - Hiking - 20.1 miles Patricks Basin .
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^ The Fremont Indians were diverse groups of Native American Indians that inhabited the western Colorado Plateau and the eastern Great Basin of Utah from 400 A.D. to 1350 A.D. Vast numbers of Fremont Indian pictograph and petroglyph rock art panels are scattered throughout Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.
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[1] .A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that indigenous peoples had significant effects on mammal populations by hunting and on vegetation patterns through deliberate burning.^ A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that Native Americans had significant effects on mammal populations by hunting and on vegetation patterns through deliberate burning (Kay 1994).

[1]
.Recent human history of the Rocky Mountains is one of more rapid change.^ Recent human history of the Rocky Mountains is one of more rapid change (Lavender 1975; Knight 1994).

^ Rocky Mountain National Park: a history.

^ Human population is not very dense in the Rocky Mountains, with an average of four people per square kilometer (10 per square mile) and few cities with over 50,000 people.

[1] .The Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado—with a group of soldiers, missionaries, and African slaves—marched into the Rocky Mountain region from the south in 1540. The introduction of the horse, metal tools, rifles, new diseases, and different cultures profoundly changed the Native American cultures.^ The four major "things" brought to Native Americans by the early European explorers, the colonists, the Mountain Man and the fur traders were diseases , alcohol , trade guns , and Spanish Colonial horses .
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^ I’m pretty sure these were some protected, precious species that are native to this part of the Rocky Mountains and can’t be found anywhere else.
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^ A historical background intertwined in American expansion and Native American Cultural and Religious aspects makes Mountains of Stone a gripping blend of historical fact and fiction .
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.Native American populations were extirpated from most of their historical ranges by disease, warfare, habitat loss (eradication of the bison), and continued assaults on their culture.^ Native American populations were extirpated from most of their historical ranges by disease, warfare, habitat loss (eradication of the bison), and continued assaults on their culture.

^ The introduction of the horse, metal tools, rifles, new diseases, and different cultures profoundly changed the Native American cultures.

[1]
Colorado Rockies.
.In 1739, French fur traders Pierre and Paul Mallet, while journeying through the Great Plains, discovered a range of mountains at the headwaters of the Platte River, which local American Indian tribes called the "Rockies", becoming the first Europeans to report on this uncharted mountain range.^ The mountain men were seeking to trap and trade for furs with the Plains Indians .
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^ Front Range of the Rockies--where the mountains meet the plains.
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^ The tribes shown are those involved with the Rocky Mountain fur trade.
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[3]
.Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 – March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793. He found the upper reaches of the Fraser River and reached the Pacific coast of what is now Canada on July 20 of that year, completing the first recorded transcontinental crossing of North America north of Mexico.^ Lake besides a mountain, Rocky Mountains, Canada .
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^ Hikers on a mountain top, Rocky Mountains, Canada .
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^ A North West Company trader, Alexander Mackenzie , crossed Canada to the Pacific Ocean in 1793.
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.He arrived at Bella Coola, British Columbia, where he first reached saltwater at South Bentinck Arm, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.^ He arrived at Bella Coola, British Columbia, where he first reached saltwater at South Bentinck Arm, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

^ Mackenzie was the first to reach the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean by an overland route.
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^ These posts served as bases for most European activity in the Canadian Rockies in the early 1800s, most notably the expeditions of David Thompson (explorer) , the first European to follow the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean.

.The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) was the first scientific reconnaissance of the Rocky Mountains.^ The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first scientific reconnaissance of the Rocky Mountains.

^ Colorado Rockies Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 - March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793.

^ On July 24 , 1832 , Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming 's South Pass.

.Specimens were collected for contemporary botanists, zoologists, and geologists.^ Specimens were collected for contemporary botanists, zoologists, and geologists (Jackson 1962).

[1] .The expedition was said to have paved the way to (and through) the Rocky Mountains for European-Americans from the East, although Lewis and Clark met at least 11 European-American mountain men during their travels.^ The expedition was said to have paved the way to (and through) the Rocky Mountains for European-Americans from the East, although Lewis and Clark met at least 11 European-American mountain men during their travels.

^ The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first scientific reconnaissance of the Rocky Mountains.

^ Colorado Rockies Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 - March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793.

[1]
.Mountain men, primarily French, Spanish, and British, roamed the Rocky Mountains from 1720 to 1800 seeking mineral deposits and furs.^ The mountain men were seeking to trap and trade for furs with the Plains Indians .
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^ Mountain men, primarily French, Spanish, and British roamed the Rocky Mountains from 1720 to 1800 seeking mineral deposits and furs.

^ The Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado — with a group of soldiers, missionaries, and African slaves — marched into the Rocky Mountain region from the south in 1540 .

.The fur-trading North West Company established Rocky Mountain House as a trading post in what is now the Rocky Mountain Foothills of present-day Alberta in 1799, and their business rivals the Hudson's Bay Company established Acton House nearby.^ The tribes shown are those involved with the Rocky Mountain fur trade.
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^ The fur-trading Northwest Company established Rocky Mountain House as a trading post in what is now the Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta in 1799, and their business rivals the Hudson's Bay Company established Acton House nearby.

^ Paleo-Indians hunted the now-extinct mammoth and ancient bison (an animal 20% larger than modern bison) in the foothills and valleys of the mountains.

.These posts served as bases for most European activity in the Canadian Rockies in the early 1800s.^ These posts served as bases for most European activity in the Canadian Rockies in the early 1800s, most notably the expeditions of David Thompson (explorer) , the first European to follow the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean.

.Among the most notable are the expeditions of David Thompson (explorer), who followed the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean.^ These posts served as bases for most European activity in the Canadian Rockies in the early 1800s, most notably the expeditions of David Thompson (explorer) , the first European to follow the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean.

^ He arrived at Bella Coola, British Columbia, where he first reached saltwater at South Bentinck Arm, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

^ Steelhead migrate from the Pacific Ocean (~700 miles) reaching the upper Salmon River in September.
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.On his 1811 expedition, he camped at the junction of the Columbia River and the Snake River and erected a pole and notice claiming the area for Great Britain and stating the intention of the North West Company to build a fort at the site.^ We have also found quartzite gravels between the Saddle Mountains and the next anticline to the north, the Frenchman Hills, several km east of the Columbia River.
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^ Another location is around Leahy Corner, approximately 27 km west of Electric City on top of the Waterville Plateau near the junctions of State Highways 17 and 174 in north-central Washington.
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^ J Harlan Bretz claimed that gravels containing clasts of quartzites mixed with local lithologies are found scattered across the Oregon Cascades at high elevations south of the Columbia River from the town of Hood River west to the Sandy River.
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.By the Anglo-American Convention of 1818, which established the 49th parallel north as the international boundary west from Lake of the Woods to the "Stony Mountains"; the UK and the USA agreed to what has since been described as "joint occupancy" of lands further west to the Pacific Ocean.^ After 1802, American fur traders and explorers ushered in the first widespread white presence in the Rockies south of the 49th parallel.

^ The rivers that flow from the Rocky Mountains eventually drain into three of the world's Oceans : the Atlantic Ocean , the Pacific Ocean , and the Arctic Ocean .

^ These famous whitewater streams tumble from the spine of the Rocky Mountains near Glacier National Park to feed the largest natural lake in the West.
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Resolution of the territorial and treaty issues, the Oregon dispute, was deferred until a later time.
In 1819, Spain ceded their rights north of the 42nd Parallel to the United States, though these rights did not include possession and also included obligations to Britain and Russia concerning their claims in the same region.
.After 1802, American fur traders and explorers ushered in the first widespread Caucasian presence in the Rockies south of the 49th parallel.^ Horses were the one thing brought to this continent that American Indians could reproduce and trade to the fur traders and the Mountain Man.
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^ The four major "things" brought to Native Americans by the early European explorers, the colonists, the Mountain Man and the fur traders were diseases , alcohol , trade guns , and Spanish Colonial horses .
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^ Fur Trappers and traders were the first Americans to ascend the Missouri River and its tributaries.
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.The more famous of these include Americans William Henry Ashley, Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, John Colter, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Andrew Henry, and Jedediah Smith.^ The more famous of these include Americans included William Henry Ashley , Jim Bridger , Kit Carson , John Colter , Thomas Fitzpatrick , Andrew Henry , and Jedediah Smith .

.On July 24, 1832, Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass.^ On July 24 , 1832 , Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming 's South Pass.

^ Colorado Rockies Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 - March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793.

^ The Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado — with a group of soldiers, missionaries, and African slaves — marched into the Rocky Mountain region from the south in 1540 .

[1] Similarly, in the wake of Mackenzie's 1793 expedition, fur trading posts were established west of the Northern Rockies in a region of the northern Interior Plateau of British Columbia which came to be known as New Caledonia, beginning with Fort McLeod (today's community of McLeod Lake) and Fort Fraser, but ultimately focused on Stuart Lake Post (today's Fort St. James).
Negotiations with Great Britain over the next few decades failed to settle upon a compromise boundary and the Oregon Dispute became important in geopolitical diplomacy between the British Empire and the new American Republic. Disputed joint-occupancy by Britain and the U.S.A., lasted until June 15, 1846, when Britain ceded their claims to this land with the Oregon Treaty.
.In 1841 James Sinclair, Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company, guided some 200 settlers from the Red River Colony west to bolster settlement around Fort Vancouver in an attempt to retain the Columbia District for Britain.^ The Columbia River basalts form a series of east-west orientated basalt anticlines * in south-central Washington, in which the Horse Heaven Hills anticline is the most southerly.
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^ There are also quartzite gravels found across the Columbia River from White Salmon, just east and west of Hood River, Oregon.
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^ There are many small outcrops of quartzite gravel near the Columbia River from the Portland-Vancouver area west to the Pacific Ocean.
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.The party crossed the Rockies into the Columbia Valley, a region of the Rocky Mountain Trench near present-day Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, then traveled south.^ Colorado Rockies Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 - March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793.

^ He arrived at Bella Coola, British Columbia, where he first reached saltwater at South Bentinck Arm, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

^ On July 24 , 1832 , Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming 's South Pass.

.Despite such efforts, in 1846, Britain ceded all claim to Columbia District lands south of the 49th parallel to the United States; as resolution to the Oregon boundary dispute by the Oregon Treaty.^ After 1802, American fur traders and explorers ushered in the first widespread white presence in the Rockies south of the 49th parallel.

^ J Harlan Bretz claimed that gravels containing clasts of quartzites mixed with local lithologies are found scattered across the Oregon Cascades at high elevations south of the Columbia River from the town of Hood River west to the Sandy River.
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^ The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers ) from British Columbia , in Canada , to New Mexico , in the United States .

Cherokee Trail near Fort Collins, Colorado, from a sketch taken 7 June 1859.
.Thousands passed through the Rocky Mountains on the Oregon Trail beginning in 1842. The Mormons began to settle near the Great Salt Lake in 1847. From 1859 to 1864, gold was discovered in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia, sparking several gold rushes bringing thousands of prospectors and miners to explore every mountain and canyon and to create the Rocky Mountains' first major industry.^ In 1859 , gold was discovered near Cripple Creek, Colorado , and the regional economy of the Rocky Mountains was changed forever.

^ The Mormons began to settle near the Great Salt Lake in 1847 .

^ Colorado Rockies Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764 - March 11, 1820) became the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1793.

.The Idaho gold rush alone produced more gold than the California and Alaska gold rushes combined and was important in the financing of the Union Army during the American Civil War.^ The Germans have used culling far more rigorously than Americans - especially with regard to temperament.
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^ ALASKA - Gold Rush Klondike .
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.The transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, and Yellowstone National Park was established as the world's first national park in 1872. A transcontinental railroad in Canada was originally promised in 1871, but was not completed until 1885 due to political reasons, but was eventually built via the Kicking Horse Pass and Rogers Pass after consideration of a number of other routes.^ The transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, and Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872.

^ YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK map.
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^ YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK topographic map.
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.Thanks to the vision of the railway's promoters, vast areas of the Canadian Rockies were set aside as Jasper, Glacier (BC), Banff and Yoho National Parks, laying the foundation for a tourism industry which thrives to this day.^ History and dynamics of glaciation in the northern Yellowstone National Park area.

^ Rocky Mountain National Park: a history.

^ Canadian National Parks in the mountain range are .

.Glacier National Park (MT) was established with a similar relationship to tourism promotions by the Northern Pacific Railroad.^ These famous whitewater streams tumble from the spine of the Rocky Mountains near Glacier National Park to feed the largest natural lake in the West.
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^ Glacier National Park May 2010 Trip suggestions/info .
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.While settlers filled the valleys and mining towns, conservation and preservation ethics began to take hold.^ 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.
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.U.S. President Harrison established several forest reserves in the Rocky Mountains in 1891–1892. In 1905, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt extended the Medicine Bow Forest Reserve to include the area now managed as Rocky Mountain National Park.^ In 1905 , President Theodore Roosevelt extended the Medicine Bow Forest Reserve to include the area now managed as Rocky Mountain National Park (Buchholtz 1983).

^ THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK (South) topographic map.
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^ President Harrison established several forest reserves in the Rocky Mountains in 1891-1892.

[1] Economic development began to center on mining, forestry, agriculture, and recreation, as well as on the service industries that support them.[1] Tents and camps became ranches and farms, forts and train stations became towns, and some towns became cities.[1]

Industry and development

.Economic resources of the Rocky Mountains are varied and abundant.^ Flood transported quartzites: Part 1—east of the Rocky Mountains Flood transported quartzites: Part 3—failure of uniformitarian interpretations Flood transported quartzites: Part 4—diluvial interpretations Related resources .
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^ Resource Assessment of Selected Tertiary Coal Beds and Zones in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains Region Professional Paper 1625A .
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.Minerals found in the Rocky Mountains include significant deposits of copper, gold, lead, molybdenum, silver, tungsten, and zinc.^ Minerals found in the Rocky Mountains include significant deposits of copper , gold , lead , molybdenum , silver , tungsten , and zinc .

^ 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.
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^ The landscape is dramatic here where plains collide with the leading edge of the Rocky Mountain front.
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.The Wyoming Basin and several smaller areas contain significant reserves of coal, natural gas, oil shale, and petroleum.^ The Wyoming Basin and several smaller areas contain significant reserves of coal , natural gas , oil shale , and petroleum .

^ Millennia of severe erosion in the Wyoming Basin transformed intermountain basins into a relatively flat terrain.

^ REPORTS/69_P_CH_3.pdf Higley, D.K., and Takahashi, K.I., 1990, Computer display of petroleum exploration through time in the Denver basin of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming [abs.
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For example, the Climax mine, located near Leadville, Colorado, was the largest producer of Molybdenum in the world. .Molybdenum is used in heat-resistant steel in such things as cars and planes.^ Molybdenum is used in heat-resistant steel in such things as cars and planes.

.The Climax mine employed over 3,000 workers.^ The Climax mine employed over 3,000 workers.

The Coeur d’Alene mine of northern Idaho produces silver, lead, and zinc. .Canada's largest coal mines are near Fernie, British Columbia and Sparwood, British Columbia; additional coal mines exist near Hinton, Alberta,[1] and in the Northern Rockies surrounding Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia.^ These famous whitewater streams tumble from the spine of the Rocky Mountains near Glacier National Park to feed the largest natural lake in the West.
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^ Jasper National Park, which is part of the Rocky Mountains in Canada is located only a little over 3 hours by car west from Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton.
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A drilling rig drills for natural gas just west of the Wind River Range in the Wyoming Rockies
.Abandoned mines with their wakes of mine tailings and toxic wastes dot the Rocky Mountain landscape.^ The landscape is dramatic here where plains collide with the leading edge of the Rocky Mountain front.
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^ 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.
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.In one major example, eighty years of zinc mining profoundly polluted the river and bank near Eagle River in north-central Colorado.^ That's why you should be on the Eagle, Animas or a handful of other Colorado rivers that boast their own bug blizzards.
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High concentrations of the metal carried by spring runoff harmed algae, moss, and trout populations. An economic analysis of mining effects at this site revealed declining property values, degraded water quality, and the loss of recreational opportunities. .The analysis also revealed that cleanup of the river could yield $2.3 million in additional revenue from recreation.^ The analysis also revealed that cleanup of the river could yield $2.3 million in additional revenue from recreation.

^ An economic analysis of mining effects at this site revealed declining property values, degraded water quality, and the loss of recreational opportunities.

.In 1983, the former owner of the zinc mine was sued by the Colorado Attorney General for the $4.8 million cleanup costs; five years later, ecological recovery was considerable.^ In 1983 , the former owner of the zinc mine was sued by the Colorado Attorney General for the $4.8 million cleanup costs; 5 years later, ecological recovery was considerable (Brandt 1993).

^ In one major example, eighty years of zinc mining profoundly polluted the river and bank near Eagle River in north-central Colorado.

[1][4]
.Agriculture and forestry are major industries.^ Agriculture and forestry are major industries.

^ Economic development began to center on mining , forestry , agriculture , and recreation , as well as on the service industries that support them (Lavender 1975).

.Agriculture includes dryland and irrigated farming and livestock grazing.^ Agriculture includes dryland and irrigated farming and livestock grazing.

.Livestock are frequently moved between high-elevation summer pastures and low-elevation winter pastures,[1] a practice known as transhumance.^ Livestock are frequently moved between high-elevation summer pastures and low-elevation winter pastures, a practice known as transhumance .

.Human population is not very dense in the Rocky Mountains, with an average of four people per square kilometer (10 per square mile) and few cities with over 50,000 people.^ Human population is not very dense in the Rocky Mountains, with an average of four people per square kilometer (10 per square mile) and few cities with over 50,000 people.

^ According to the researchers, mortality from blister rust reaches 90 percent or higher in some populations in the northern Rocky Mountains.
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^ From Edmonton’s standpoint, Miette is located about 61 kilometers before Jasper which makes it the quickest accessible part of the Rocky Mountains from Edmonton.
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.However, the human population grew rapidly in the Rocky Mountain states between 1950 and 1990. The 40-year statewide increases in population range from 35% in Montana to about 150% in Utah and Colorado.^ The 40-year statewide increases in population range from 35% in Montana to about 150% in Utah and Colorado.

^ However, the human population grew rapidly in the Rocky Mountain states between 1950 and 1990.

^ Mountain ranges of the United States .

.The populations of several mountain towns and communities have doubled in the last 40 years.^ The populations of several mountain towns and communities have doubled in the last 40 years.

^ The 40-year statewide increases in population range from 35% in Montana to about 150% in Utah and Colorado.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, increased 260%, from 1,244 to 4,472 residents, in 40 years.[1]

Tourism

Looking across the Bonneville Basin to Mount Bonneville and Raid Peak in the Wind River Range.
Snowmelt runoff fills a reservoir in the Rocky Mountains near Dillon, Colorado.
Snowpack accumulation at 14,255 ft (4,345 m). on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park (photo courtesy of USGS).
Aerial view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in summer
Aerial view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in winter
Another aerial view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in the summer, near Denver
.Every year the scenic areas and recreational opportunities of the Rocky Mountains draw millions of tourists.^ The funny thing is – this time of year in the Rocky Mountains, the outdoor temperature of the air, at 10pm is about 4 degrees Celsius.
  • The Rocky Mountains Canada - Photos and Activities 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.albertastars.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Scenic Route from Jasper to Banff There are several viewpoints along the way as you drive down Rocky Mountain scenic route.
  • The Rocky Mountains Canada - Photos and Activities 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.albertastars.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In Part 1 1 we summarized the locations where well-rounded quartzite * gravels are found east of their source outcrop areas in the Rocky Mountains (figure 1).
  • Flood transported quartzites: Part 2—west of the Rocky Mountains 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC creation.com [Source type: Academic]

[1] The main language of the Rocky Mountains is English. .But there are also linguistic pockets of Spanish and Native American languages.^ But there are also linguistic pockets of Spanish and Native American languages.

.French is an official language in Canada's national parks.^ Miette Hot Springs Pool is located within Jasper National Park – owned and operated by Parks Canada.
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^ Since these are all National Parks, they are owned and operated by the Government of Canada and the entrance ticket I bought in Jasper, entitled me to enter National Parks of Canada.
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^ Jasper National Park, which is part of the Rocky Mountains in Canada is located only a little over 3 hours by car west from Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton.
  • The Rocky Mountains Canada - Photos and Activities 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.albertastars.com [Source type: Original source]

.People from all over the world visit the sites to hike, camp, or engage in mountain sports.^ People from all over the world visit the sites to hike, camp, or engage in mountain sports.

[1] In the summer season, the main[citation needed] tourist attractions are:
In the United States:
In Canada, the mountain range contains these national parks:
.Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta border each other and collectively are known as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.^ It’s just on the border between jasper National Park and Banff National Park, even though it still belongs under Jasper’s one.
  • The Rocky Mountains Canada - Photos and Activities 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.albertastars.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These famous whitewater streams tumble from the spine of the Rocky Mountains near Glacier National Park to feed the largest natural lake in the West.
  • Search Results for Rocky Mountains in Montana 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.trails.com [Source type: General]

^ CONTENTS OF THIS EXTRABOOKS ROCKY MOUNTAINS PAGE click here for NORTHERN ROCKIES. click here for GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS. click here for EASTERN WYOMING & MONTANA. click here for COLORADO. click here for top of this ExtraBooks "Rocky Mountains" page.
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.(See also International Peace Park.^ MEET THE MAMMALS OF WATERTON-GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK. Gildart.
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In the winter, skiing is the main attraction. .A list of the major ski resorts can be found at List of U.S. Rocky Mountain ski resorts.^ I’m pretty sure these were some protected, precious species that are native to this part of the Rocky Mountains and can’t be found anywhere else.
  • The Rocky Mountains Canada - Photos and Activities 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.albertastars.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You roll up to Big Sky from a broad plateau gently rising from the Gallatin Canyon and through a narrow slice in the Madison Range of the Rocky Mountains .
  • Search Results for Rocky Mountains in Montana 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.trails.com [Source type: General]

.The adjacent Columbia Mountains in British Columbia contain major resorts such as, Fernie, Panorama and Kicking Horse, as well as Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park.^ Rocky Mountain National Park: a history.

^ Canadian National Parks in the mountain range are .

^ The adjacent Columbia Mountains in British Columbia and Idaho contain major resorts such as Schweitzer , Panorama and Kicking Horse .

.There are numerous provincial parks in the British Columbia Rockies, the largest and most notable being Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Mount Robson Provincial Park, Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park, Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial Park, Stone Mountain Provincial Park and Muncho Lake Provincial Park.^ According to the researchers, mortality from blister rust reaches 90 percent or higher in some populations in the northern Rocky Mountains.
  • EcoTone » Rocky Mountains 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.esa.org [Source type: News]

^ The 18,000-acre Pine Butte Swamp Preserve is the largest isolated wetland complex abutting the East Front of the Rocky Mountains in Montana.
  • Search Results for Rocky Mountains in Montana 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.trails.com [Source type: General]

^ Scenic Route from Jasper to Banff There are several viewpoints along the way as you drive down Rocky Mountain scenic route.
  • The Rocky Mountains Canada - Photos and Activities 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.albertastars.com [Source type: Original source]

Climate

The Rocky Mountains have a highland climate. .The average annual temperature in the valley bottoms of the Colorado Rockies near the latitude of Boulder is 43 °F (6 °C).^ Near-paradise on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Montana, Utah, New Mexico at Aspen, Vail, Alta, Sun Valley, Taos, and in between.
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^ Crags in and near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
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July is the hottest month there with an average temperature of 82 °F (28 °C). In January, the average monthly temperature is 7 °F (−14 °C), making it the region's coldest month. The average precipitation per year there is approximately 14 inches (360 mm).
.The summers in this area of the Rockies are warm and dry, because the western fronts impede the advancing of water-carrying storm systems.^ 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.
  • Rocky Mountains - Peakware 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.peakware.com [Source type: Academic]

.The average temperature in summer is 59 °F (15 °C) and the average precipitation is 5.9 inches (150 mm).^ The average temperature in summer is 59 °F (15 °C) and the average precipitation is 5.9 inches (150 mm).

^ The average precipitation per year is approximately 14 inches (360 mm).

^ Winter is usually wet and very cold, with an average temperature of 28 °F (-2 °C) and average snowfall of 11.4 inches (29.0 cm).

Winter is usually wet and very cold, with an average temperature of 28 °F (−2 °C) and average snowfall of 11.4 inches (29.0 cm). .In spring, the average temperature is 40 °F (4 °C) and the average precipitation is 4.2 inches (107 mm).^ The average temperature in summer is 59 °F (15 °C) and the average precipitation is 5.9 inches (150 mm).

^ Winter is usually wet and very cold, with an average temperature of 28 °F (-2 °C) and average snowfall of 11.4 inches (29.0 cm).

^ In spring, the average temperature is 40 °F (4 °C) and the average precipitation is 4.2 inches (107 mm).

And in the fall, the average precipitation is 2.6 inches (66 mm) and the average temperature is 44 °F (7 °C).

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Rocky Mountains" by T.J. Stohlgren.
  2. ^ Pierce, K. L. (1979). History and dynamics of glaciation in the northern Yellowstone National Park area. Washington, D.C: U.S. Geological Survey. pp. 1–90. Professional Paper 729-F. 
  3. ^ PBS—THE WEST—Events from 1650 to 1800
  4. ^ Brandt, E. (1993). "How much is a gray wolf worth?". National Wildlife 31: 412. 

The Western Rocky Mountains provide an ideal setting for the Wasatch Front metropolitan area of Utah, but they also prevent the population from expanding eastward.

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

.The Rocky Mountains are a major chain that extend down the western side of North America.^ Rocky Mountains Major mountain system in w North America.
  • Rocky Mountains Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Rocky Mountains 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The Rocky Mountains are a vast mountain system in Western North America, extending north-south from Canada to New Mexico.
  • Rocky Mountains - Peakware 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC www.peakware.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The Rocky Mountains , often called the Rockies , are a broad mountain range in western North America .
  • Rocky Mountains at AllExperts 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  1. A range of mountains running from Northern New Mexico to Alaska.

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    .Vi var i Rocky Mountains denne sommeren. – We were in the Rocky Mountains this summer.^ Here are a few tips: Most of Rocky Mountain National Park's visitors arrive during the summer months.
    • Rocky Mountain National Park - Plan Your Visit (U.S. National Park Service) 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC www.nps.gov [Source type: General]

    ^ Rocky Mountain vacations are at their peak times in the early to mid summer months.
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    ^ Just nine miles from Aspen in the heart of America's stunning Rocky Mountains, Snowmass' dynamic summer season offers diverse mountain vacation possibilities.
    • Snowmass Announces Rocky Mountains Summer Festivals and Immense Mountain Vacation Possibilities 18 January 2010 9:58 UTC eon.businesswire.com [Source type: General]


Simple English

The Rocky Mountains or the Rockies are a range of mountains in the Western United States and Canada.They stretch from north west Alaska to New Mexico. They are more than 3,000 miles long (4,800 kilometers). The Rockies were formed by plates colliding creating a fold mountain. The Rocky Mountains are made out of sedimentary rocks.

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