National Geographic : 1959 Jun
Wet a hook in Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Come Ride the Warriors'Trail Across the Great Divide Most roads are laid out for traveling ease, but when the Utes and the Arapahoes wanted to trade across the Great Divide, the warriors chose a path to match their bravery. They walked on the very peaks. Their squaws, woman-practical, traveled through Fall River valley. Today, both roads are yours to ride in Rocky Mountain National Park, where so much primitive beauty has been preserved. Trail Ridge Road, generally following the warriors' trail, is the highest continuous road in America. From its eleven thousand feet, you see the snow-capped peaks of the "Never Summer" range, and where the rigid glaciers of the Ice Age carved the living rock. This is the roof-tree of America, the Great Divide where you can see the waters split - some to flow east to the Great Plains, others west to the Pacific. There's sport here, too: trout-fishing in the snow-fed lakes and streams, bighorn sheep to watch on the ridges, skiing in the eternal snow, and mountain-climbing in the country so rugged that alpine fir can grow only a few feet in its long lifetime. These firs remind you of the never-say-die spirit of the pioneers. They, too, hung on in the face of adversity until they had given root to the greatest nation on earth. * * * FREE TOUR INFORMATION If you would like to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, or drive anywhere in the U.S .A., let us help plan your trip. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y. also ask for our colorful National Parksmap. ANOTHER IN SINCLAIR'S AMERICAN CONSERVATION SERIES SINCLAIR SALUTES THE NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF AMERICA as a major force in bring ing about cooperation among the nation's scien tific, educational and civic organizations working in the cause of conservation of soil, water, forests, grasslands and wildlife. By encouraging the scien tific management of re newable natural resources, the Council ensures for future generations the continuous use and full enjoyment of our natural heritage.