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About this Region
The Rocky Mountains stretch across 2,980 miles of land from New Mexico all the way up to the northernmost part of British Columbia. Colorado alone is home to 54 peaks that reach above 14,000ft. including the range's highest, Mount Elbert, at 14,440ft above sea level. Amazingly, this Summer, two Colorado men climbed all 54 in a record 15 days, 9 hours and 55 minutes! The official Rocky Mountain states are: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Several of the most magnificant mountain ranges in North America are located in these states, including the Front Range - which runs from Colorado down to northern New Mexico; the Wind River Range and Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming; and the Crazy Mountains and Rocky Mountain Front located in Montana. The dynamic topography of the Rocky Mountain region is home to an abundant diversity of animal life, including bears, mountain lions, eagles and rainbow trout. Residents of the Rocky Mountain states along with outdoor enthusiests worldwide are taking an active role in securing and sustaining the natural beauty of this wild paradise. Join YESC in building the movement to protect the natural environment of the Rocky Mountains so that our children and grandchildren might experience this same untamed beauty for generations to come.