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Population density[edit]

Something is not right here: "an average of four people per square kilometer (2.5 per square mile)." 4 people/km^2 does not equal 2.5 people/mi^2, but I don't know which number is wrong. --GJKing 19:38, Jun 21, 2005 (UTC)

Location, Texas[edit]

Other sources (including Wikkipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Franklin_Mountain#Geology) claim the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains is the Guadalupe Mountain range in west Texas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 15.211.201.90 (talk) 19:31, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Climate[edit]

I believe that the second section of Climate should be removed. The Rockies stretches from N.Mex. to NW Alaska, one description WILL NOT cover all the variation in their climate. The current version is likely written by someone who took the data from a specific location.

I'll leave that up for one more week. If there are no objections, I will begin to make correction by first removing that section. – LegolasGreenleaf 13:43, Nov 28, 2004 (UTC)

  • Currently, it seems to describe the climate in the Rockies of Colorado or Wyoming. The Canadian Rockies are typically much colder in winter and not as warm in the summer. -2°C is hardly "very cold" for winter temps. RedWolf 06:42, Apr 11, 2005 (UTC)

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Image choice[edit]

User:67.162.145.28 seems to have a history of placing photographs by User:Hogs555 on Colorado-related articles. If such photographs are removed, the the removal seems to be quickly reverted. If User:67.162.145.28 is the same person as User:Hogs555, then I would urge him/her to edit logged-in as User:Hogs555: to do otherwise may violate Wikipedia's sockpuppetry policy.

As for the choice of images: the photograph I added of the barn in front of the Tetons is a featured image. As such, it is already been judged as one of Wikipedia's finest images. I don't think we need a separate vote on whether the picture of Mount Sneffles is superior to that featured image. The tundra picture is a Quality Image at Commons, so has also been previously judged to be of high quality.

As for the 55 million year figure: that is the (rough) date of the end of the Laramide orogeny. Changing the date to 1 million years ago makes it seem that the Laramide orogeny ended 1 million years ago.

For the benefit of User:67.162.145.28: please check out the 3 reversion policy. Before performing another revert, I would urge you to discuss here. —hike395 (talk) 02:54, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Am I right that this image thing has been going on two years now? The Interior (Talk) 03:31, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
My guess is more like 8 years. There is always going to be some that want to showcase their images in articles like this one.--MONGO 03:37, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, Interior, User:Hogs555 has been active since December, 2010 and has engaged in discussions about his/her images (see above). User:76.25.232.219 from Englewood, Colorado was active from June through November, 2012, and inserted images from User:Hogs555 (e.g., last June at Front Range). User:67.162.145.28 from Denver, Colorado has been active since April of this year, and has inserted Hogs555 images.
I'm hoping that we can resolve this through discussion, without edit warring or sockpuppetry. —hike395 (talk) 04:06, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
I was thinking of requesting semi-protection, to stop the IP edit warring at least. But I doubt it would be granted, given the relative infrequency of these edits. Given that Hogs was never blocked, can't really ask for a sock block either. If it continues, we'll have to do something though. The Interior (Talk) 15:57, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Tundra picture[edit]

RockyMountainsNationalParkColorado.jpg RMNPALPINE.JPG Alpine tundra Copper Mountain Colorado.jpg

Let's consider the three photos, above, for inclusion to illustrate alpine tundra in the Rockies. The one on the left is currently in the artciel, and it has been rated a quality image at Commons. User:67.162.145.28 keeps deleting that one and inserting the center one, without explanation. It appears to be taken near the same location, but has a bunch of rocks in the foreground that block the view of the characteristic alpine tundra grassland. The left image has much more view of the grass.

I actually prefer the image on the right, taken from near Copper Mountain, rather than Rocky Mountain National Park. It shows wildflowers that often bloom in the alpine tundra. I think it's more colorful.

What do other editors think? —hike395 (talk) 05:24, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Geological significance[edit]

Shouldn't there be a single article about the entire North American mountain "complex" (for want of a better word) that is the Rockies, Sierra Nevada, Pacific Coast Ranges and all parts of the Sierra Madre, which all constitute a single unit of the same geological process - i.e. the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate. In fact, this same process is responsible for the creation of the Isthmus of Panama and the Andes. In geological terms, all of these mountains are constitute a single range. BigSteve (talk) 08:16, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

North American Cordillera? Pfly (talk) 08:32, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
You know sometimes when you're reading an article and you just don't see what you're looking for...? Feel kind of embarrassed now. Thanks :) BigSteve (talk) 08:01, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
I have no idea what you're talking about. ;-) Pfly (talk) 10:07, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 March 2016[edit]

Please change the initiation of the Rocky Mountain's from the Laramide Orogeny to the Sevier/Columbian Orogeny. Laramide deformation begins at the end of the Sevier Orogeny in the Eocene ~ 55 million years ago, Sevier deformation began in the Middle to Upper Jurassic ~160 million years ago Refrences: DeCelles 2004, Miall et al., 2008, Fuentas et al., 2009 and 2011 2604:6000:D504:C800:6C2C:69DD:F01C:AABB (talk) 02:00, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 03:03, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

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Fenn treasure[edit]

See also link to Fenn treasure doesn't belong on this article, as it is tangential, and much less directly related to the subject of this article than the hundreds or even thousands of other articles about people, places, or things in this vast region. I can't take care of it myself because of the semi-protect. -- 155.95.90.245 (talk) 23:00, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Reasonable. For attribution, it was added in Special:Diff/702535200 — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 23:16, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

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French speakers in the Rockies?[edit]

This sentence doesn't seem right:

>>> French is another official language in Canada's national parks. <<<

The Rockies are not stretching across areas where a sizable population of French-speaking Canadians lives. I would suggest deleting this sentence in full. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Da Vinci Nanjing (talkcontribs) 19:38, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Parks Canada is officially bilingual in English and French (see, e.g., a sign for the Bow Valley Parkway), so the sentence is technically correct. However, I agree that it's misleading to have that sentence in the article: less than 0.1% of people in Alberta speak French and cannot speak English, and there are more people who speak Chinese, Punjabi, Cantonese, German or Vietnamese and cannot speak English. [1]hike395 (talk) 22:26, 3 July 2017 (UTC)