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Rawson Lake

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Rawson Lake is situated in a cirque. It is accessed by a trail from the Kananaskis upper lake. It take less than 2 hours for the average hiker to get to this beautiful lake through a moderate hike.

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A: Rawson Trail

por Philippe Clairo, 700 metros de distancia

This trail starts from the Upper Kananaskis lake, and leads to Rawson Lake. It takes less than 2 hour...

Rawson Trail

B: Canyon Kananaskis

por B2VT, a 11.0 km.

Canyon at Kananaskis Lake, in the Kananaskis Country, province of Alberta, Canada, during the snowy w...

Canyon Kananaskis

C: Forgetmenot Pond

por Yury Rybalskiy, a 30.8 km.

Forgetmenot Pond

D: Sheep River Falls in Alberta, Canada

por Yury Rybalskiy, a 31.4 km.

Sheep River Falls in Alberta, Canada

E: Cat Creek day use area in Kananaskis Park

por Yury Rybalskiy, a 36.7 km.

100 Megapixel Panorama taken from kite.Highway 40 is the one of Alberta's hidden gems. The road goes ...

Cat Creek day use area in Kananaskis Park

F: Bighorn in Sheep River Provincial Park

por Yury Rybalskiy, a 37.8 km.

This is a view over Sheep River Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada. The park is located in Rockies' f...

Bighorn in Sheep River Provincial Park

G: Elbow river, Kananaskis

por Yury Rybalskiy, a 40.8 km.

Elbow river, Kananaskis

H: Windy Point Ridge

por Yury Rybalskiy, a 41.2 km.

Windy Point Ridge

I: Dead Man's Flats

por Yury Rybalskiy, a 50.2 km.

Dead Man's Flats is a nice spot just about 10 minutes driving away from Canmore. It features several ...

Dead Man's Flats

J: Ha-Ling Peak, Canmore

por B2VT, a 55.2 km.

Together with Ship's Prow, Ha Ling Peak is a named high point on the more massive Mount Lawrence Gras...

Ha-Ling Peak, Canmore

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The Rocky Mountains (or Rockies) are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 kilometres (2,980 mi) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in Canada, to New Mexico, in the United States. The range's highest peak is Mount Elbert in Colorado at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) above sea level. Though part of North America's Pacific Cordillera, the Rockies are distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges (as named in Canada) or Pacific Mountain System (as known in the United States), which are located immediately adjacent to the Pacific coast.

The eastern edge of the Rockies rises impressively above the Interior Plains of central North America, including the Front Range of Colorado, the Wind River Range and Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, the Absaroka-Beartooth ranges and Rocky Mountain Front of Montana, and the Clark Range of Alberta. In Canada geographers define three main groups of ranges: the Continental Ranges, Hart Ranges and Muskwa Ranges (the latter two flank the Peace River, the only river to pierce the Rockies, and are collectively referred to as the Northern Rockies). Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 3,954 metres (12,972 ft), is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Muskwa and Hart Ranges together comprise what is known as the Northern Rockies (the Mackenzie Mountains north of the Liard River are sometimes referred to as being part of the Rockies but this is an unofficial designation).

The western edge of the Rockies includes subranges such as the Wasatch near Salt Lake City and the Bitterroots along the Idaho-Montana border. The Great Basin and Columbia River Plateau separate these subranges from distinct ranges further to the west, most prominent among which are the Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range and Coast Mountains. The Rockies do not extend into the Yukon or Alaska, or into central British Columbia, where the Rocky Mountain System (but not the Rocky Mountains) includes the Columbia Mountains, the southward extension of which is considered part of the Rockies in the United States. The Rocky Mountain System within the United States is a United States physiographic region; the Rocky Mountain System is known in Canada as the Eastern System.

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