Rocky Mountains sprawl over a good part
of the western United States and Canada. All
of it is fantastic. Parts can be crowded, such
as the front Range area in Colorado. But you
can also duck back into time in the Rocky Mountains.
Places like almost all of New Mexico and Wyoming,
for instance, still offer wilderness that is
close to what it was like before TV set ever
started sprouting their horrible antennas in
for us, there was a time when the environmental
ethic for the Rocky Mountains was much stronger
amongst the elite in government than in the
case today - like in the early 1920s when Teddy
Roosevelt was president. He defied Congress
and established public land and national forests
across the Western United States.
the 1960s, the wilderness movement took hold.
Our legacy was established in the Rocky Mountains.
Now it's a matter of protecting what we have
from those who would "privatize" it.
Rocky Mountains are one of the prime
spots in the world. There is no doubt about
The most popular time, of course, is summer.
Few people go during spring, which can be cold
and wet, or snowy.
few go during autumn, which is normally sunny
and warm during daytime, cool in the evening,
and cold at night. It's ideal, and relatively
Mountain Ranges - Colorado Front Range, Wyoming
Big Horn Mountains