Rocky Mountains (United States of America)

The Rocky Mountains, the Rockies in short, divide western United States of America from the Great Plains.

The Rocky Mountain states contain many of the country’s greatest national parks, Indigenous American communities, and a vivant Old West heritage. The land is great for outdoor life, such as skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and road and mountain biking, hiking, camping, kayaking, horse-back riding, and white water rafting in the summer.

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States and cities of the Rocky Mountains

A state of wild contrasts: the difference in landscape from the flat plains in the east to the mountains and mesas in the west pales in comparison to the social and political contrasts between the densely populated Denver Area and the rural parts of the state.
A rugged state, with snow-capped mountains, whitewater rivers, desert, and extensive forests.
While Western Montana, including Glacier National Park, is dominated by mountains, Eastern Montana is flatter, with prairies and rivers.
The least populated state in the union, Wyoming’s natural beauty is unspoiled compared to other parts of the region.

The Rockies also extend into northern New Mexico and north-central Utah (both however are considered part of the Southwest region). The Canadian Rockies are located in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia north of the U.S. states of Washington, Idaho and Montana.

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