The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) from northernmost British Columbia, in Canada, to New Mexico, in the United States. The highest peak is Mount Elbert, in Colorado, which is 14,440 feet (4,401 meters) above sea level. Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 feet (3,954 meters) is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Rocky Mountain System within the United States is a United States physiographic region. Though part of the Pacific Cordillera, they are not to be confused with the Pacific Coast Ranges which are located immediately adjacent to the Pacific coast.
In the United States, the more impressive rise above the Great Plains include 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 (known there as the Clark Range. The Wasatch Range near Salt Lake City, Utah divides the Great Basin from the mountains in the west.
Banff The Canadian Rockies - grand masterpiece of the West. From quiet meadows to thundering waterfalls, towering peaks to misty canyons, Banff offers a unique assortment of sightseeing ..read more
Canmore From humble beginnings as a coal mining town, Canmore is now a popular year-round vacation travel and resort destination. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Canmore is the perfect se ..read more
Grande Cache Visit Grande Cache, a small Alberta town nestled on a mountain plateau and surrounded by mountain vistas in the Canadian Rockies. Grande Cache, Alberta, gateway to Willmore Wildern ..read more
Hinton Hinton is nestled in the heart of a recreational paradise on the eastern edge of Jasper National Park, 280 km west of Edmonton with a population of 10,000 people. Our four-se ..read more
Jasper The friendly, picturesque community of Jasper, Alberta is the heart of Jasper National Park, the largest and most northerly of Canada's Rocky Mountain national parks and one of a g ..read more
Kananaskis Recreation and tourism is what Kananaskis Country is noted for. Development for recreation in Kananaskis includes several campgrounds, a golf course, some hotels, a holiday ranch, ..read more
Lake Louise There is only one place in the world that can genuinely offer spectacular natural mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, four-season recreation and world-class accommodation in ..read more