The Rocky Mountain Region of the United States is comprised of the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. The Rocky Mountains are huge, in length they range over 3,000 miles and reach a height or 14,440 feet. They are basically a physical divide between the western states and the stated east of the mountains.
The Rocky Mountain States contain many of the country’s greatest national parks making the region great for outdoor life, such as mountain biking, hiking, camping kayaking, horseback riding and white water rafting in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
Wildlife sightings are almost an expected experience when going into the outdoors. Some of the wildlife that are commonly seen are elk, moose, bighorn sheep, black bears, grizzly bears, buffalo, coyotes, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and prairie dogs.
If you are looking for beautiful nature and amazing wildlife encounters then the Rocky Mountain region is the place for you. It doesn’t get any better than here!
Traditional Foods in the Rocky Mountain States
Most people don’t visit the Rocky Mountain region for the food but the region has some unique foods will make for a better Rocky Mountain experience. Rocky Mountain food is known for its wild game, many restaurants serve venison, elk, bison and trout.
Some traditional Rocky Mountain foods that should be enjoyed during your travels in the region are:
- Green chili is often used as a topping on or inside burritos but it is also used on burgers and pizza.
- Rocky Mountain Oysters – Bull testicles often slices thin and deep fried.
- Denver Omelet with ham, onions and green peppers.
- Elk is a tasty alternative to beef and it has less fat and more protein.
- Bison burgers have a slightly different flavor than hamburgers and they’re much healthier.
- You can’t go wrong with a rack of lamb.
- Trout – Most people don’t think about eating fish in the mountains but the trout is locally caught and is very fresh.