The Rockies

The Rocky Mountains run down the length of North America like a stegosaurus’ spine. Towering peaks, vast ice fields, jewel-like lakes, wildflower-dappled alpine meadows, and thick forests. There are the scenes you can expect to find when you explore the high country along the Continental Divide.

Four national parks in the United States and four in Canada provide perfect settings in which to learn about the Rockies’ unique environment and their wildlife. Species such as wolf and grizzly bear that once tottered on the blink of extinction have been given a renewed lease on life, thanks to reintroduction projects and public education. By visiting these parks, you play a part in their protection.