More Colorado Rockies: Front Range and Indian Peaks
The Front Range is the first mountain range that pops up from the seemingly endless plains of eastern North America. The snowy peaks line the western horizon as seen from the cities of Ft. Collins, Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs.
Rocky Mountain National Park is probably the most famous portion of the Front Range, and sees the majority of Colorado's alpine tourists. The highlight of the park for mountain climbers is Longs Peak, a fourteener that boasts one of Colorado's largest big wall rock faces.
Indian Peaks, part of the Front Range just south of Rocky Mountain National Park, is the range of rugged peaks that rise behind the town of Boulder. Though extremely popular during the summer months, this range hold numerous hidden jewels if you're willing to hike a while to find them. The western side of this range sees much less visitors and has some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Colorado.