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The High Rockies, or high country, is a term for a region of the U.S. state of Colorado. It commonly includes Larimer County, Jackson County, Routt County, Grand County, Summit County, Eagle County, Lake County, and Pitkin County. Some notable towns there include Estes Park, Walden, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake, Winter Park, Breckenridge, Dillon, Vail, Leadville, and Aspen. The geography of the High Rockies
High Rockies
has some of the most rugged parts of the Rocky Mountains and consists of the Front Range
Front Range
and mountainous topography to the west, much of which is on or near the Continental Divide. Known for pine forests and winding roads, the former mining towns there have been reinvented by wilderness tourism such as hiking, cycling, fishing, and most especially both cross-country and alpine skiing. Notable ski resorts include Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort, Steamboat Ski Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, and Aspen Mountain. The High Rockies
High Rockies
are also the location of Rocky Mountain
Mountain
National Park and Arapaho National Forest.

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Rocky Mountain
Mountain
National Park

Attractions

Alpine Visitor Center Alpine Tundra Research Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Agnes Vaille Shelter Dutchtown (ghost town) Fall River Pass Horseshoe Park Kawuneeche Valley Lulu City (ghost town) Lumpy Ridge Middle Park Milner Pass
Milner Pass
(Continental Divide) Moraine Park Museum and Amphitheater Petit Grepon
Petit Grepon
(spire) Upper Beaver Meadows Wild Basin

Peaks

Chief Cheley Peak Fairchild Mountain Hagues Peak Hallett Peak Longs Peak Mount Chiquita Mount Ida Mount Julian Mount Alice Mount Meeker Mummy Mountain Mummy Range Never Summer Mountains

Flattop Mountain Lean Mountain Mount Richthofen Static Peak

Taylor Peak Twin Sisters Peaks Ypsilon Mountain

Hiking
Hiking
trails and technical climbs

Hiking
Hiking
trails

Bear Lake Bierstadt Lake Continental Divide
Continental Divide
Trail East Inlet Trail East Longs Peak
Longs Peak
Trail – Longs Peak
Longs Peak
Trail – Keyhole Route – Shelf Trail Fern Lake
Fern Lake
Trail Flattop Mountain
Mountain
Trail Lake Haiyaha Trail Lost Lake Trail Shadow Mountain
Mountain
Trail Thunder Lake Trail-Bluebird Lake Trail Upper Beaver Meadows

Technical climbs

Casual Route Northcutt-Carter Route (Hallett Peak) South Face (Petit Grepon)

Glaciers

Andrews Glacier The Dove (glacier) Mills Glacier Moomaw Glacier Rowe Glacier Saint Vrain Glaciers Taylor Glacier Tyndall Glacier

Bodies of water

Bear Lake Bierstadt Lake Chasm Falls Dream Lake Fern Lake Haynach Lakes Hidden River Murphy Lake La Poudre Pass Lake Roaring River Snowdrift Lake Sprague Lake

History

History of Rocky Mountain
Mountain
National Park NRHP listings in RMNP NRHP in Rocky Mountain
Mountain
NP template Districts or areas

Cache La Poudre River Corridor National Heritage Area Fall River Entrance Historic District Holzwarth Historic District

People

Earl of Dunraven Elkanah Lamb Stephen H. Long Enos Mills Freelan Oscar Stanley Ute people

Lodging & camping

Grand Lake Lodge The Stanley Hotel

Natural disasters

Big Thompson River flash flood (1976) Lawn Lake Dam
Lawn Lake Dam
flood (1982) Mountain
Mountain
pine beetle outbreak (1996+) Big Meadows fire (2013)

Transportation

Park Roads

Fall River Road Trail Ridge Road
Road
/ US 34

Highways

US 34 US 36 SH 7

Denver
Denver
International Airport Denver
Denver
Union Station RTD

Nearby municipalities

Allenspark Boulder Estes Park Grand Lake Longmont Lyons

Geology and geography

Geology of the Rocky Mountains Ecology of the Rocky Mountains Continental Divide Front Range Rivers of the Rocky Mountains Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains
subalpine zone

Additional information

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Mountain
National Park Category Colorado
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Regions

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Municipalities

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Counties

Adams Alamosa Arapahoe Archuleta Baca Bent Boulder Broomfield Chaffee Cheyenne Clear Creek Conejos Costilla Crowley Custer Delta Denver Dolores Douglas Eagle El Paso Elbert Fremont Garfield Gilpin Grand Gunnison Hinsdale Huerfano Jackson Jefferson Kiowa Kit Carson La Plata Lake Larimer Las Animas Lincoln Logan Mesa Mineral Moffat Montezuma Montrose Morgan Otero Ouray Park Phillips Pitkin Prowers Pueblo Rio Blanco Rio Grande Routt Saguache San Juan San Miguel Sedgwick Summit Teller Washington Weld Yuma

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