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Rocky Mountains

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The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range located in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch 3,000 km (1,900 mi) in straight-line distance from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. Located within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, and the Sierra Nevada, which all lie farther to the west.
The Rocky Mountains formed 80 million to 55 million years ago during the Laramide orogeny, in which a number of plates began sliding underneath the North American plate. The angle of subduction was shallow, resulting in a broad belt of mountains running down western North America. Since then, further tectonic activity and erosion by glaciers have sculpted the Rockies into dramatic peaks and valleys. At the end of the last ice age, humans began inhabiting the mountain range. After Europeans, such as Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and Americans, such as the Lewis and Clark expedition, began exploring the range, minerals and furs drove the initial economic exploitation of the mountains, although the range itself never experienced a dense population.
Of the 100 highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains, 78 (including the 30 highest) are located in Colorado, ten in Wyoming, six in New Mexico, and three in Montana. Public parks and forest lands protect much of the mountain range, and they are popular tourist destinations, especially for hiking, camping, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.
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Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains

Mountain range in North America

  • Desc: The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range located in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch 3,000 km in straight-line distance from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountains
  • Type: Thing, Mountain, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 14518.57
Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies

Mountain system in Canada

  • Desc: The Canadian Rockies or Canadian Rocky Mountains comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains. They are the eastern part of the Canadian Cordillera, which is a system of multiple ranges of mountains which runs from the Canadian Prairies to the Pacific Coast.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Rockies
  • Type: Mountain, Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 2573.23

Rocky Mountain Bicycles

Company

  • Desc: Rocky Mountain Bicycles is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was incorporated in 1981, its name a reference to the mountain range that stretches from eastern British Columbia to the southwest United States.
  • URL: http://www.bikes.com
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_Bicycles
  • Type: Corporation, Organization, Thing
  • Result Score: 224.17

Rocky Mountains

Event

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  • Result Score: 71.96

Rocky Mountains

Song by Cody

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  • Result Score: 24.00

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Song by Glacier

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Rocky Mountains

Song by Clarence Edwards

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Clarence Edwards

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Artwork

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Clarence Edwards

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  • Result Score: 24.00
Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains

Painting by Albert Bierstadt

  • Desc: The Rocky Mountains is an 1866 oil on canvas painting by a German-American painter Albert Bierstadt, a painter of Westward Expansion scenes in the latter 19th century. It is a landscape painted in a Luminist style.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Mountains_(painting)
  • Type: Thing, VisualArtwork
  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Lucius

  • Type: MusicRecording, Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Clarence Edwards

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Rachel Elkind and Wendy Carlos

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  • Result Score: 24.00

ROCKY MOUNTAINS

Artwork

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Artwork

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Western

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Rachel Elkind and Wendy Carlos

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Lucius

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Album

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  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Arthur L'Aventurier

  • Type: MusicRecording, Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Jesper Kyd

  • Type: MusicRecording, Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Truck Stop

  • Type: MusicRecording, Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Album by John Darnall

  • Type: MusicAlbum, Thing
  • Result Score: 24.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Grazztrio

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  • Result Score: 18.00

Live-Reportage: Rocky Mountains

Event

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  • Result Score: 12.00
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

National park in the United States of America

Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian Mountains

Mountain

  • Desc: The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America. The Appalachians first formed roughly 480 million years ago during the Ordovician Period.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_Mountains
  • Type: Mountain, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 2.50

Rocky Mountains

Song by Arthur L'Aventurier

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 1.20

Rocky Mountains

Studio album by Lasse Stefanz

Rocky Mountains

Song by Truck Stop

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  • Result Score: 1.20

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Company

Rocky Mountains

Song by Enhum

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  • Result Score: 1.00

Rocky Mountains

Song by Pyjama Planet

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