By Lori Spencer

The majestic Rocky Mountains begin in New Mexico and stretch all the way to Canada, at points rising some 14,000 feet (4,267 m) into the clouds. Mount Elbert, Colorado is the tallest point in the Rocky Mountain range, at an elevation of 14,433 feet (4,402 m), while Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs reaches 14,110 feet (4,300 m) above sea level. Pike’s Peak attracts more than a million tourists per year, making it the second most visited peak in the world. Wildlife enthusiasts, adventurers and mountaineers travel from around the globe to explore, ski and climb these massive peaks.

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