The Medicine Bow Mountains are a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains that extend from northern Colorado into southern Wyoming. A mountain range is a chain of Mountains bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by passes or valleys Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. Wyoming's northern portion of the range is often referred to as The Snowy Range or "The Snowies". From the northern end of Colorado's Never Summer Mountains, the Medicine Bow mountains extend north from Cameron Pass along the border between Larimer and Jackson counties in Colorado and northward into south central Wyoming. The Never Summer Mountains are a Mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado in the United States. Cameron Pass (el 3132 m/10276 ft is a Mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado in the United States. Larimer County is the seventh most populous and the ninth most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Jackson County is the third least densely populated of the 64 counties of the U In Wyoming, the range sits west of Laramie, in Albany and Carbon counties to the route of the Union Pacific Railroad and U. Laramie is a city in and the County seat of Albany County in the U Albany County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Carbon County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. S. Interstate 80. Interstate 80 (I-80 is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States (after I-90) The mountains often serve as a symbol for the city of Laramie. Laramie is a city in and the County seat of Albany County in the U
The highest peak in the range is Clark Peak (12,951 feet), located in Rawah Wilderness and is along the southern end of the range in Northern Colorado. Clark Peak (12951 feet is the highest peak in the Rawah Range within the Medicine Bow Mountains. The Rawah Wilderness is administered by the USDA Forest Service The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. Much of the range is located within the Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming. Medicine Bow - Routt National Forest is the official title to a U The highest peak on the Wyoming side is in fact Medicine Bow Peak (12,013). Medicine Bow Peak is the highest peak in the Snowy Range a part of the Medicine Bow Mountains, about 35 miles west of Laramie Wyoming. The range is drained along is western flank by the Michigan and Canadian rivers, tributaries of the North Platte in North Park. The Michigan River is a tributary of the North Platte River, approximately 30 miles (48 km long in north central Colorado in the United States. The Canadian River is a tributary of the North Platte River, located approximately 20 mi (30 km long in Jackson County in north central Colorado in the The North Platte River is a tributary of the Platte River, approximately 680 mi (1094 km long in the U North Park is a high sparsely populated basin (approximately 8800 ft in elevation in the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado in the United On its eastern flank it is drained by the Laramie River, another tributary of the North Platte. The Laramie River is a tributary of the North Platte River, approximately 216 mi (348 km) long in the U
The Medicine Bow Mountains resulted from continental compression during the Laramide Orogeny. Beginning ~70 million years ago, the Rockies began uplifting along thrust faults that broke up the Precambrian granite of Earth's crust. By 50 million years ago, all of Wyoming's major mountain ranges were elevated and the major basins defined. Rocks exposed along the flanks and peaks of the Medicine Bow Mountains span the Precambrian to modern, with the peaks composed of 2. 4-2. 0 billion year old Medicine Peak Quartzite. This rock was once a shallow marine sand deposit that has since been compressed and heated during burial, forming the metamorphic rock, quartzite. What may be traces of multicellular animals are preserved in this rock, making it of particular interest to paleontologists. Palaeontology redirects here For the Scientific journal, see Palaeontology (journal.
Wildlife abounds in these mountains, with mule deer, elk, moose, black bear, mountain lions, coyotes, marmots, Richardson's ground squirrels, bobcats, and lynx as well as a tremendous varierty of birds being visible even from the road. Anglers enjoy fishing for brook and rainbow trout as well as grayling and golden trout. Flyfishing is generally the most productive method, but small spinning outfits are popular as well.
This mountain range is also home to some of the remains of a Douglas DC-4 aircraft, operated under United Airlines Flight 409. United Airlines Flight 409 was a scheduled flight departing from Denver Colorado to Salt Lake City Utah on October 6, 1955. The aircraft crashed into Medicine Bow Peak on October 6, 1955, killing all 66 people on board (63 passengers, 3 crew members. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) )
See also State of Colorado The geography of the State of Colorado is unusually diverse encompassing both rugged mountainous terrain and vast plains See also Geography of Colorado, Rocky Mountains Colorado mountain ranges|Colorado mountain passesThis article comprises three sortable tables of mountain peaks See also Geography of Colorado Mountain ranges of the Southern Rocky Mountains|Colorado mountain peaksThe following sortable table lists the major Mountain ranges Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States.