I have been around for many millions of years. I span from Canada down to the Southwest of the United States. In some areas I reach over 14,400 feet and in other areas I have no peaks. At one time my plains had Mammoth and Ancient Bison, but now I’m inhabited by furry creatures such as bighorn sheep, lynx and the wolverine.
I have been home to the Apache, Cheyenne and Sioux tribes. Famous people have traveled my land in hopes of new exploration or riches in the likes of Lewis and Clark and Sir Alexander Mackenzie. I am known for many of my national parks, some having waterfalls, geysers and hot springs. You can camp at my parks and go fishing, though some campsites are only accessible by foot or horseback. You could have bears come up to you begging for food while you’re fixing your own plate over the fire. You may even experience the sensation of a small earthquake when visiting.
You can hike during the warm months, taking in the scenery and exploring different wildlife that lives here. You will see folks with their binoculars searching for the Black Swift, American Dipper and the three-toed Woodpecker birds. I grow quaking pines, Douglas-firs and spruce trees to name a few. Whether it be exotic birds, trees, plants or flowers, I have all that plus a great deal of sports and activities. Go horseback riding or white water rafting in summer, but its the winter months that I’m best known for. People from all over the globe come here to ski down my slopes and go ice skating on my lakes.
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