The Rocky Mountains are one of the largest most impressive mountain ranges in the world. Consisting of over 100 separate ranges and stretching from northern British Columbia in Canada all the way to New Mexico in the United States, this is one of the larges mountain systems in the world! The mountains found here are beautifuland memorable so it should come as no surprise that there are many famous quotes about the Rocky Mountains.
As a Canadian-born mountain lover, I’ve spent a huge portion of my life thus far in the Rocky Mountains. I love them! Rugged, snow-capped, pine tree filled, huge, impressive mountains.
To assist other Rocky Mountain lovers out there, I’ve created this list of all the best quotes about the Rocky Mountains! These quotes will help fuel your need for adventure in the Rockies. They will inspire, ignite memories, and fill your mind with thoughts of the glorious Rocky Mountains. Use these quotes in your journal, as captions to mountain photos you’ve taken, or just to remember any adventure in the Rockies with – enjoy!
25 Inspiring and Interesting Quotes about the Rocky Mountains
Below you’ll find 25 different quotes specifically about (or referring to) the Rocky Mountains. Some of these quotes are from books or speeches, and some are more well-known phrases. There is even a quote by William Shakespeare! The first five I actually wrote myself – I hope you enjoy them.
“My wild nature began in the Rocky Mountains.” – Inspire with Quotes
“It was clear that she was a Canadian-born Rocky Mountain girl.” – Inspire with Quotes
“I’ve never seen mountains more impressive than the Rockies.” – Inspire with Quotes
“I blame the Rockies for my constant need to return to the mountains.” – Inspire with Quotes
“From North to South, it is a bucket-list dream of mine to explore the entirety of the the Rocky Mountains.” – Inspire with Quotes
“There aren’t four seasons in Rocky Mountains, but three: summer, winter, and mud.”― C.J. Box
“Summer is when we believe, all of a sudden, that if we just walked out the back door and kept on going long enough and far enough we would reach the Rocky Mountains.” – Edward Hoagland
“Maybe Banff, Savich thought, his exhausted brain finally beginning to fuzz over; he’d like to visit Banff in Western Canada. Maybe swim with Sean in Lake Louise. Need a wet suit for that. Did they make wet suits small enough for Sean? Sure, they did.” – Catherine Coulter
“On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality!” – Jules Verne
“I’m a grandmother with dogs and nice friends here in the Rocky Mountains. Ever see the movie A River Runs Through It? That’s where I live. It’s beautiful, no two ways about it.” – Margot Kidder
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir
“The Rockies are therefore very young and should never be thought of as ancient. They are still in the process of building and eroding, and no one today can calculate what they will look like ten million years from now. They have the extravagant beauty of youth, the allure of adolescence, and they are mountains to be loved.” – James A. Michener
“Under the rough and ridiculous circumstances of life in the Rocky Mountains there was something exciting and vital, full of rude poetry: the heartbeat of the West as it fought its way upward toward civilization.” – Wallace Stegner
“The more I see of deer, the more I admire them as mountaineers. They make their way into the heart of the roughest solitudes with smooth reserve of strength, through dense belts of brush and forest encumbered with fallen trees and boulder piles, across canons, roaring streams, and snow-fields, ever showing forth beauty and courage.” – John Muir
“We spent June and July in the Rockies, growing stronger, feeling feral in the untamed range of mountains.” – Aspen Matis
“To a person sitting quietly at home, Rocky Mountain traveling, like Rocky Mountain scenery, must seem very monotonous; but not so to me, to whom the pure, dry mountain air is the elixir of life.” -Isabella Bird
“As early as I can remember, I wanted to be a snowplow driver. When you grow up in the Rocky Mountains, like I did, you see the snowdrifts piled up six feet high, and you’re two feet, so it’s impressive.” – Kip Thorne
“I guess the most beautiful sound in the Canadian Rockies is just silence.” – Eddie Hunter
“Colorado is an oasis, an otherworldly mountain place.” -Brandi Carlile
“Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.” – Joseph Smith, Jr.
“The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.” – Sam Cummings
“Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.” – William Shakespeare
“The Rocky Mountains realize – nay, exceed – the dream of my childhood. It is magnificent, and the air is life-giving.” – Isabella Bird
“The view of the Rocky Mountains from the Divide near Kiowa Creek is considered one of the finest in Colorado.” – Bayard Taylor
“All I need is a mountain breeze and tall trees.”
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