Friday, 23 March 2012

Rocky Mountains, Canada / USA

The Rocky Mountains (or the Rockies) are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,830 km) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the southwestern United States. The area of the Rocky Mountains takes in a vast array of different mountains, as well as many different stunning lakes and beautiful areas of water, such as the wonderful crystal blue Moraine Lake.Much of the mountain range is protected by public parks and forest lands, and is a popular tourist destination, especially for hiking, camping, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.

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