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Range Name(s): Rocky Mountains, Rockies, Montañas Rocosas, Rocallosas, les Rocheuses, Скалистые Горы... Read more     Geology: Tectonic
Max. Elevation: 4 396 m / 14 423 ft     Snow Line: 2 400-3 350 m / 7 874-10 991 ft
Region(s): North America     Average Length: 1 708 miles / 2 750 km
Location: Canada: Alberta, British Columbia; United States (USA): Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming; ... Read more     Average Width: 110-480 miles / 68-298 km
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: 51°4'14.673''N
Parent Range: North American Cordillera     Nearest Airport(s): Denver International Airport (DEN);
National Park(s): Yellowstone National Park; Banff National Park; Jasper National Park; Kootenay National Park; Waterton Lakes National Park; Yoho National Park; Rocky Mountain National Park; Grand Teton National Park; Glacier National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Please update


For many Americans and Canadians, the Rockies are synonymous with the very word "mountains" - high, majestic, craggy and snowy mountain walls that stretch from the Arctic to Mexico. Currently, much of the Rockies are protected by public parks and forest lands, and is a popular tourist destination, especially for hiking, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing as well as back country skiing.


The Rocky Mountains, commonly known as the Rockies, are a major mountain system in the western North America. The most impressive part of the Rockies is the Canadian Rockies - a huge glacier-clad rampart that makes most of the U.S. Rockies seem like foothills.
U.S. Rockies are not a very snowy range - there are a few small glaciers in Montana and Wyoming, and snowfields can be found on all the hi
gher peaks at any time, but from July to September virtually any peak can be climbed without having to deal with any snow.
The height above sea level of these mountains are comparable to the Zagros, the Atlas Mountains and even the Alps, but the fact they are located in desert with elevation about 4000 feet, considerably lowering the local relief.
From a distance, especially from the flatlands of the Great Plains, the Rockies look very impressive, but only twenty major summits in the entire range require any technical mountaineering skills or gear whatsoever.
The U. S. Rockies are not a single mountain wall - they are a collection of about a hundred separate ranges spread out over six states, often with wide gaps and plains between the ranges.
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The Rocky Mountains stretch from the northernmost part of British Columbia in western Canada, to New Mexico state, in the southwestern United States. The eastern edge lies where the ranges rise from the Great Plains, generally following I-25 (an Interstate Highway in the western US, It is primarily a north–south highway). The northern edge is the Liard River, and the western edge in Canada is the great valley of the Rocky Mountain Trench. In the U.S. the western edge of the Rockies is indistinct, where the high ranges of the Rockies merge into the deserts of the Great Basin. The southern limit is where the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Ranges peter out in central New Mexico.... Read more

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North America, United States (USA): Colorado

  • Longs Peak
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  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate 
  • 2 people climbed it

North America, Canada: British Columbia, Alberta

  • Peyto Peak, St. Nichol...
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  • 1 Mar - 15 May
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North America, Canada: Alberta

  • Mount Sarrail
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  • 1 May - 30 Sep
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Canada: Alberta, British Columbia

  • 2 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
  • Peyto Peak,St. Nicholas Peak,Mount Olive(3126 m)
  • Wapta Ski Traverse

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• The term "The Rockies" is so broad that in any local context it is virtually meaningless. The United States definition of "The Rockies", for example, 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 mountain system in Canada.... Read more




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Perviously it was considered, that the highest peak of the world lies in Karakorum mountain range. American expedition "K-2" March 6, 1987 reported that the height of the hill is in the range of 8858 to 8908 m, thus it is the highest in the world. However, August 13, 1987, these measurements have been refuted by Chinese surveyors, defined by the height of Mount Everest as 8848 m and K2 - 8611 m.

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