Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
by Edwin C. Alberts
Publisher: National Park Service 1963
Number of pages: 74
Rocky Mountain National Park comprises about 400 square miles of the Front Range. The altitude of the park is high, with cool summers the inevitable result. There are more than 65 named peaks exceeding 10,000 feet. The Continental Divide, separating slopes draining to the Pacific Ocean from those draining to the Gulf of Mexico, runs through the park.
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