Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sunrise
Wikipedia: The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. Within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are somewhat distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, and the Sierra Nevada, which all lie further to the west.
Cities in the Rockies include Aspen, Boulder, Cheyenne, Colorado Springs, Denver, Estes Park, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Grand Lake, Leadville, Durango, Pueblo, Montrose, Crested Butte, Gunnison, Creede, Vail, and Rifle.