How to celebrate Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Days with our photos
We all know Colorado’s iconic Mount Rushmore.
It’s got everything: a giant skull, the name of the state, a rainbow and the word “rocky”.
We can’t forget that there’s also the iconic “Big Blue” flag with its stars and stripes.
But what about the state’s other iconic mountain: the Rocky Mountains?
The Rocky Mountain National Park was formed in 1896 and covers more than 5.4 million acres in the heart of Colorado’s foothills.
When it was first established, the Rocky Mountain area was one of the last in the US to have a National Park.
But in the past century, the park has lost the distinction of being a national park to the Rocky River Valley and its environs.
The Rocky Mountain Park was created to preserve the rich natural heritage of the region and to offer a safe haven for visitors and visitors alike.
In addition to the majestic and majestic mountains, the state also has a wide variety of natural wonders to visit.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Rocky Mountains in Colorado have a reputation as a great place to explore Source BBC Sport article The Colorado Rockies are the only state in the country where a single state park covers more land than the entire US.
The park covers 5,000 square miles (13,400 square kilometres) of the Rocky, including the Sierra Nevada, the Colorado Plateau and the Grand Canyon.
This state park is named after a man who helped build the park, Thomas Kinkade.
He built the park from the ground up in 1889 to protect the land and the people who lived and worked there.
The name Rocky Mountain derives from the Rocky mountains of New Mexico and Wyoming, which rise from the Colorado River.
The park was created by the state to protect what he called the “mighty and sacred wilderness”.
Image caption The Colorado Plateaus in Colorado are famous for their natural beauty Source BBC Sports article The park includes more than 4,000 miles of trails and trails in all kinds of terrain.
There are a variety of hikes, rock climbing, bird watching, camping and more.
There’s also a national forest and wildlife refuge.
There are some amazing places to visit, too.
Colorado Springs is the hometown of actress Jennifer Aniston and has a beautiful downtown area.
Forget the Grand Staircase-Escalante, this area is the heart and soul of the city and is home to the Museum of Nature and Science.
And the park is the place to visit when you want to visit the Rocky.
Some of the highlights of the park include the Rocky Valley Trail, the Appalachian Trail, Big Sky Wilderness, the Cimarron Mountains and more!
Image credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Rocky Mountain National park is a state park and is managed by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Service.
More from BBC Travel: Rockie Mountains National Park is home of the Colorado’s largest waterfall Image source: Getty Images The first people to arrive in the Rocky were hunters who settled in the area around the Rocky Mesa and established the first settlements on the western side of the mountain in the early 1800s.
By the 1880s, a population of about 2,000 people lived in the region.
However, it was during World War II that the area’s population began to increase.
It’s one of only a handful of areas on the entire continent that was invaded by the Japanese and German invaders in the late 1940s.