6 Beautiful Rocky Mountain States

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Colorado

Is one of the most visited states in the US with beautiful scenery and a great outdoor climate. There are loads of outdoor opportunities, such as rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and skiing.

The Rocky Mountains are the highest point in Colorado at 13,786 feet.

The Colorado Trail is the longest marked footpath in the world at over 2,600 miles.

Colorado has twelve national parks.

Colorado is the only US state that doesn’t have a coast.

The Front Range is home to the Continental Divide.

Peaks over 14000 feet and everything below is low altitude by US standards.

Colorado does not have the words “colorful,” “colorful,” “colorful,” “colorful” or “colorful” in its official state song.

Idaho

Idaho is a state in the western United States. Idaho is the nation’s 42nd largest state, covering most of the 40thnorth and west, bordering the state of Montana. The state’s eastern border their neighbors Washington and Oregon – the Pacific Ocean.

One of the major tourist attractions to see in Idaho is the majesty that is the Grand Tetons. These breathtaking summits located in Wyoming are some of the most breathtaking peaks in the world.

Another stunning location is in the town of Stanley, where you will find the world famous Shoshone Falls. This waterfall has been declared a national park and is a popular spot for both fishing and hiking.

One of the smallest cities in the US is Idaho Falls. In addition to being the largest city in the state, it is also a much larger town in the state than other towns in Idaho. The town is also the headquarters for the famous Colorado School of Mines.

The state of Idaho has a diverse amount of natural areas to visit. It is home to the North Fork of the Snake River which boasts unlimited fishing opportunities. Also, the Salmon River, East Fork Payette River, and West Fork Payette River are popular destinations and offer visitors great hiking opportunities.

Montana

Montana is one of the more rustic states in the USA. This problem can be helped with the increase in tourism and the many National Forests, but it will never be forgotten. Whether you are looking for sweeping views of the mountains spotting a bear or just relaxing by a river, Montana is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit.

Aspen Mountain, Bozeman, MT – Home of the Firehole.

Aspen Mountain is a ski resort in Gallatin County in East Central Montana, about 35 miles north of Bozeman.

Bozeman, MT – Home of Montana Tech.

Bozeman is the state’s capital and the largest city in eastern Montana.

Big Timber, MT – Great Example of Conservation.

Big Timber is the county seat of Ravalli County in the Crow Agency of the Northern Region of Montana in the United States.

Gallatin National Forest, MT – Home of Montana State University (MSU).

In 1994 the hills of this forest were purchased and donated to MSU. In 1996, a grass fire burned the forest, inhibiting the growth of large trees. The forest would not be able to restore itself if it wasn’t for the help of the Forest Service.

Helmets Peak, MT – Beautiful Mountain, Perfect for Remote Resorts.

New Mexico

New Mexico is a U.S. state composed a total area of 47,522 square miles. It is ranked 46th in size among the states of the United States.

Its capital, Santa Fe, is one of the oldest capital cities. Santa Fe is home to many rich, historical sites and buildings.

For example, the city of Santa Fe (the state’s only city) is known as “the beautiful city,” the “city of monuments,” and the “city of sanctuary,” among others.

It is the only place in the world where the town square is in an architectural style known as Pueblo Revival.

The Pueblo Indians are believed to have first inhabited the area between the Rio Grande and the San Juan River and established a chain of villages stretching from the Southern U.S. to New Mexico’s north central desert region.

Spanish missionaries were the first European settlers in New Mexico. They founded the first pueblo along the Rio Grande in 1598, unlike the other pueblo villages, which were situated along streams and rivers at points of spring water.

Utah

Ever hear of snow in other parts of the world? While many states have been seeing milder weather in recent years, this is very true of Utah. Located between seven and ten degrees north (Denver, Colorado is at 30 degrees north) of the equator, north of San Francisco and south of Salt Lake City, the state has received much of its precipitation in the form of snow.

Over thirteen thousand square miles of snow-covered peaks and narrow valleys make the centre of Utah the highest and the coldest place in the state, often with a low of -30°C (-22°F) in the winter.

With the Olympic Mountains found just to the north and east, the desert and scrub oak landscapes in the south of the state make it difficult for rain to make its way into the state, leaving water coming in from the west.

Not only does water not come in fast from the west, but it is forced out of state to the east. This a part of what critics of the state have called their “drought.”

A dry ditch that runs through the center of the state, the Jordan River, ends in what many call the Great Salt Lake: one of the most salted bodies of water in the world. Utah is also home to the Great Salt Lake Marina, a thriving marine industry.

Wyoming

Without a doubt, Yellowstone National Park is the most famous attraction in Wyoming. This area in the park is dominated by three large mountains: Mount Washburn, Grayback Mountain, and Mount Cleveland.

The highest point in Wyoming is Mt. Washburn on the border with Montana, at 12,799 feet. Known as the Obsession of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Washburn Mountain was used for an early lookout post during the mining days.

The Crazy Mountain Pass at 9,043 feet, is the highest point in Montana. The mountain also takes its name from nearby Crazy Horse Mountain.

At approximately 8,184 feet, Grayback Mountain is the second highest peak in Wyoming. It is located on the Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park border. The West Thumb of Lewis and Clark National Forest offers fields of wildflowers in spring as well as a trail to the summit.

The highest peak is probably Mount Cleveland at 9,187 feet. Almost any trip to Yellowstone begins with a visit to the top of the mountain. The mountain was a heart attack in the works for Charles McConnell when he tried to climb it in 1931.

With views of the massive Yellow Stone National Park to the north and Glacier National Park to the south, Mount Cleveland is daunting as well as challenging.