the chief mountain system in North America, extending from central New Mexico to northern Alaska. Highest peak, Denali, 20,300 feet (6,187 meters).
- Also called Rockies.
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How to use Rocky Mountains in a sentence
Try these cocktails made with TINCUP—a whiskey made for the snowy Rocky Mountains.Elevate Your Après-Ski Game with These Whiskey Cocktails | kklein | October 1, 2021 | Outside Online
From downtown Denver, you can see the snowcapped Rocky Mountains towering on the horizon to the west.
The water raging down that river supports 40 million people in seven states and Mexico, but it comes from melted snow accumulating high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.San Diego Is Relatively Drought-Proof – and Has Prices to Prove it | MacKenzie Elmer | June 28, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Our anticipation grew as we prepared to climb the mighty Rocky Mountains.How Biking Across America Formed an Unlikely Friendship | Raffi Joe Wartanian | October 8, 2020 | Outside Online
These agricultural pests migrate in mid-summer to the Rocky Mountains from Kansas and Nebraska to beat the heat.
The Capitol sits in the Rocky Mountains, which serve as a natural barrier to and from its surrounding districts.
They think Americans should go to Yosemite or the Rocky Mountains.
We are all security risks with backgrounds and personal histories resembling a silhouette of the Rocky Mountains.
The gallinaceous birds include the large blue grouse of the coast, replaced in the Rocky Mountains by the dusky grouse.
To begin with, vast lakes, which once swept westward from the bases of the Rocky Mountains, were emptied into the Pacific.Overland | John William De Forest
Have you explained to him that his grandchildren are coming home to-morrow from the Rocky Mountains?The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley
Beyond commences the wide sandy desert, stretching westward to the base of the Rocky Mountains.
This splendid lodge, with all its poles and furniture, was brought from the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
British Dictionary definitions for Rocky Mountains
the chief mountain system of W North America, extending from British Columbia to New Mexico: forms the Continental Divide. Highest peak: Mount Elbert, 4399 m (14 431 ft). Mount McKinley (6194 m (20 320 ft)), in the Alaska Range, is not strictly part of the Rocky Mountains
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Cultural definitions for Rocky Mountains
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