Category: Canada

How Big are the Rocky Mountains?

If you spend as much time as we do thinking about mountains, then there is a good chance that you have asked yourself the most pressing question that there is about any mountain, which is, quite simply, How Big is it? Our fascination with mountain landscapes is no doubt due to the sense of majesty and …

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Fun Facts about the Rocky Mountains

There runs through the heart of our country a mighty spine of rock … a jagged 3,000 mile wonder that separates the Great Plains from the Western Plateau, and the deserts of New Mexico from the woodlands of Canada. Truly, this is the Purple Mountain Majesty that we sing of, and the Rocky Mountain High that has …

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The States & Provinces of the North American Rocky Mountains

As the second longest mountain range in the world, the Rocky Mountains are quite good at covering distance. From their northern terminus in Canada to their southern end in New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains stretch for just over 3,000 miles. This allows them to grace a number of different American states and Canadian provinces. While …

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What Makes the Canadian Rockies So Unique

Anytime you are starting a conversation about a 3,000 mile stretch of mountains, you are bound to run into some variations. After all, the expansive collection of peaks and valleys that we call The Rocky Mountains is actually an ensemble of different climates, ecosystems, and geological oddities. In particular, the Canadian Rockies present some unique …

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Where The Rocky Mountains Start And End

At just over 3,000 miles long, the Rocky Mountains are the second longest mountain range on planet Earth, and are home to some of the most amazing plants, animals, and geological wonders that can be found anywhere. But the Rocky Mountains are not a single, unbroken system of mountains. Rather, they are a family of …

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A Geological History of the Rocky Mountains

It seems that no matter what part of the Rocky Mountains you are traveling through, you will be overcome with an incredible and unassailable sense of history. Indeed one feels overwhelmed with ghost-like recollections of the prospectors and trappers that settled this wild country, or the explorers and warriors that came before them to unlock …

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Plant Life of the Rocky Mountains

Trees, Wildflowers, & Lichens While the Rocky Mountains are known for their sharp spires and snowy crowns, it would be incorrect to say that the spirit of the place is only that: rocks, heights, and perspective. After all, anyone strolling along a mountain path is going to spend about half the time looking down, at …

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Virtual Guidebook: A Walk Through the Canadian Rockies

The North American Rocky mountains by begin as far south as mid-New Mexico, but their northernmost point is a full 3,000 miles away, nestled inside an ecosystem that looks absolutely nothing like its southern counterpart. This should serve as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with that great collection of mountains … a family …

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Mount Logan

Mount Logan Mt. Logan stands as Canada’s tallest peak in Kluane National Park and Reserve in the St. Elias Mountains in the Yukon territory. The mountain was named for geologist and founder of the Geological Survey of Canada, Sir William Edmond Logan. Country: Canada Mountain Range: Saint Elias Mountains Height: 19,551 feet / 5,959 meters First …

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Mount Assiniboine

Mount Assiniboine Mt. Assiniboine is a pyramidal peak located on the Great Divide, that rises above Canada’s Lake Magog. Because of its resemblance to the European Matterhorn, it is often called the “Matterhorn of the Rockies.” The peak stands between British Columbia’s Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and Alberta’s Banff National Park. Mount Assiniboine sits on …

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