Rising over 14,000 feet into the sky, the Rocky Mountain Range stretches between the United States and Canada. The mountain range, which holds the Continental Divide, draws guests from around the world who wishes to climb its peaks, study its wildlife or take in its views. National parks in both the US and Canada protect the area so that guests can continue to appreciate its grandeur. Mount Elbert near Leadville, Colorado, has an elevation of 14,433 feet, making it the tallest peak in the mountain range.
On the US side, the Yellowstone National Park among others, gives guests the opportunity to explore the Rockies. It's wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America's first national park-an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth's temperate zone.