The Rocky Mountains, more commonly known as “The Rockies”, are a large range of mountains in the Western United States. These mountains stretch longer than 3,000 miles, from Canada to New Mexico. Much of the Rocky Mountains are protected parks and protected forest lands, but are popular tourist locations.
Every year during the summer, millions of tourists travel to the Rockies. Some examples of warm-weather tourist locations located in the United States portion of the mountains are: Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park. Some National Parks that are located in the Canada portion of the Rocky Mountains are: Jasper National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Yoho National Park.
During other seasons of the year, tourists can participate in a variety of activities. Some other actions tourists can partake in while in the mountains include: hiking, camping, or engaging in mountain sports. Additional activities can include: biking, fishing, horseback riding, and/or going on a large number of scenic drives. With so many activities to participate in, the Rocky Mountains make a good tourist destination for any family.
There are numerous places to stay all along the Rocky Mountains. If the traveler would like to visit one of the more famous National Parks, the Rocky Mountain National Park, a variety of lodging options are available. There are numerous lodges, cabins, and hotels in communities that neighbor the park for tourists to stay in. RV camping is also available in certain areas of this park.
There are also several options available to those who would like to visit Yellowstone National Park. This National Park offers resorts and spas, bed and breakfasts, and hotels. This is in addition to the RV camping, lodges, and cabins that most other places along the Rocky Mountains have available to tourists.