Western USA - Rocky Mountains (PDF Chapter)


This is the Rocky Mountains chapter from Lonely Planet’s Western USA guidebook.

The high backbone of the lower 48, the Rockies are nature on steroids, with rows of snowcapped peaks, rugged canyons and wild rivers running buckshot over the western states. Climbing, skiing and white-water paddling exertions can be offset by soaking in hot springs.

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