It's some of the world's most beautiful and fertile ranch land, and the area along the Rocky Mountain front near Seebe is simply an incredible place to go horseback riding.It stretch more than 4,800 kilometresfrom the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico. Hop on and ride along the edge of the Great Plains, where it nudges up to the face of the Canadian Rockies.
The Rockies were formed about 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous, by the Laramide orogeny. Since then, erosion by water and glaciers have sculpted the mountain range into dramatic valleys and peaks. At the end of the last ice age, humans started to inhabit the mountain range. Europeans, such as Sir Alexander MacKenzie and the Lewis and Clark expedition, started to explore the range. Minerals and furs drove the initial economic exploitation of the mountains, although the range never became densely populated.
Rocky Mountain National Park was first discovered in 1859. While on a hunting trip, Joel Estes and his son came across the area that would eventually become Estes Park. In 1860, Joel Estes moved his family to the area in order to raise cattle. In the years that followed, settlers and homesteaders staked their claims in the Estes Park region.
Ancient upheavals, volcanic eruptions and glacial scouring cut and carved great diversity and incredible beauty into this multi-faceted gem, Rocky Mountain National Park, fittingly set midst Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests and Colorado State Forest.
Century-old ranches here welcome guests to join in old-fashioned riding holidays with lodging in cabins and mountain lodges. For serious adventure, multiday trail rides take you deep into the backcountry of Banff National Park or other Rockies parklands. You'll spend a couple nights in tents or in rustic lodges, and while you'll probably end up saddle-sore and sunburned, you'll see lots of wildlife and remote mountain landscapes.
Wildlife such as:
* Bighorn Sheep
* Mountain Lion and Bobcat
* Coyote and Fox
* Marmots and Picas
In winter season:
Winter means snow in the Rockies and snow means fun. Snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing in the lower valleys, winter mountaineering in the high country, downhill skiing ar Eldora and Winter Park, sledding and tubing at Hidden Valley. Access roads are kept open and provide the winter traveler with a panorama of the high mountains. So that, skiing become a famous activity in Rocky Mountain.
Here some nice views of Rocky Mountain: