Tourism in the Rockies

The iconic Rocky Mountains stretch a total of around 3,000 miles from New Mexico to the south to the Canadian provinces Alberta and British Columbia to the North. Some of the country’s most iconic national parks reside in this area, including Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, and Glacier. Alternatively, the area also has a deep past with the mining and fur industries because of the presence of gold, silver, and various small animals.

This tour follows five distinct locations within the Rockies themselves and shows off the great variety that the region has to offer visitors.

Buffalo Bill Gravesite at Lookout Mountain

There are two sides to the story of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s burial. One fact is agreed upon. Cody originally wished to be buried outside of Cody, the town that he established in Wyoming. He established this through a will, but later…

Echo Lake Park

Echo Lake Park is located at about 10,600 feet above sea level along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Ever since the Mount Evans Crest House at the top of the Mount Evans Scenic Byway burned down in 1979, Echo Lake has served as the primary lodging and…

The Haunted Hotel Colorado

The sprawling Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs was finished in 1893 for a total of $850,000. The hotel’s founder, Walter Devereux, was an early settler of Glenwood Springs and hoped to take advantage of the flock of visitors coming to see…

Mount Evans Scenic Byway

On July 22, 1923, work started on the highest road in North America: the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Today, visitors can travel its twenty-eight mile stretch one way to reach the summit of the 14,130-foot mountain. The byway begins about sixty miles…