Once upon a time, this land was a barren and frightening wilderness whose high rocky mountains sheltered the evil winds and whose barren valleys offered hospitality L: no man.
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
Our plan was to curve across the lower part of Wisconsin, veer into Minnesota, and then barrel straight on through Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, sweep up into Montana, and cross the Rocky Mountains into Idaho.
Sharon Creech -- Walk Two Moons
Finally he’d made it high into the Rocky Mountains.
Lauren Tarshis -- I Survived: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
I read late, creamy paper yellowed in a circle of weak lights, as the unknown darkness sped past, over the Continental Divide and out of the Rockies, Popper content after his romp around Denver and snoozing happily in his bag.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
I recognized the Rocky Mountains in the distance.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
He was the elected Xerxes of vast herds of wild horses, whose pastures in those days were only fenced by the Rocky Mountains and the Alleghanies.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
This inland sea was a thousand miles wide, extending all the way from the newly upthrust Rocky Mountains to the sharp, craggy peaks of the Appalachians.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
Everywhere we turned, the Rocky Mountains seemed to be staring at me, like a tidal wave about to crash into the city.
Rick Riordan -- The Lightning Thief
The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just that way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance.
Kurt Vonnegut -- Slaughterhouse-Five
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At half-past twelve the travellers caught sight for an instant of Fort Halleck, which commands that section; and in a few more hours the Rocky Mountains were crossed.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
Alone in the waiting area, Roy dug through a stack of magazines until he found an issue of Outdoor Life that had an article about fishing for cutthroat trout in the Rocky Mountains.
Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
…of cowhide one sees a rendering of a two-lane blacktop, aNO U-TURN sign, a thunderstorm producing a flash flood that engulfs a car, a hitchhiker’s thumb, an eagle, the Sierra Nevada, salmon cavorting in the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Coast Highway from Oregon to Washington, the Rocky Mountains, Montana wheat fields, a South Dakota rattlesnake, Westerberg’s house in Carthage, the Colorado River, a gale in the Gulf of California, a canoe beached beside a tent, Las Vegas, the initialsT.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
Also, to arrive in the Rocky Mountains by plane would be to see them in one kind of context, as pretty scenery.
Robert M. Pirsig -- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
That name was then given to all the country west of the Mississippi as far as the Rocky Mountains.
Edward E. Hale -- The Man Without a Country
Above us, huddled among the brown weeds, there floated objects originating from all over: tree trunks ripped from the Rocky Mountains or the Andes and sent floating down the Amazon or the Mississippi, numerous pieces of wreckage, remnants of keels or undersides, bulwarks staved in and so weighed down with seashells and barnacles, they couldn’t rise to the surface of the ocean.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
About as near as Newport is to the Rocky Mountains.
Henry James -- The American
The Rocky Mountains are too big, too long, too important to have to be imposing.
John Steinbeck -- Travels with Charley
An upland prairie country rolled and waved down from snow-capped Rocky Mountains to spread out into the immense eastern void.
Zane Grey -- The Thundering Herd
But black-faced Mount Zion, across the tracks in Texana, North Carolina, was as different as the Rocky Mountains are from the Sahara.
Peter Jenkins -- A Walk Across America
This letter of many pages was concerned with events that were happening in Colorado, in a part of the Rocky Mountains very little known.
Willa Cather -- Death Comes for the Archbishop
The sunlight is fading but still warm as the president speaks in the open-air dirt arena, the Rocky Mountains towering in the near distance.
Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard -- Killing Kennedy
The same is true between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Prairie
These stones and this sand discover, on examination, a perfect analogy with those which compose the arid and broken summits of the Rocky Mountains.
Alexis de Toqueville -- Democracy In America, Volume 1
From this imaginary line to the Rocky Mountains, which bound the valley of the Mississippi on the west, lie immense plains, which are almost entirely covered with sand, incapable of cultivation, or scattered over with masses of granite.
Alexis de Toqueville -- Democracy In America, Volume 2
In school, they tell us the Capitol was built in a place once called the Rockies.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
Plus stuff bout the desert and the Indians and the rocky mountains.
Alice Walker -- The Color Purple
They pointed out the window directly at a mountain which looked like a spare part from the Rockies.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
After the Rockies, Mount Diablo didn’t look very large, nor was it covered in snow.
Rick Riordan -- The Lost Hero
We went up into pretty wild country, high in the Rockies, and we stopped at a roadside diner.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
Welcome to the Overlook Dining Room, Pride of the Rockies.
Stephen King -- The Shining
The horizon was near; it always was in the Rockies, where longer views of the world were inevitably cut off by uptilted plates of bedrock.
Stephen King -- Misery
Grey Beaver had crossed the great watershed between Mackenzie and the Yukon in the late winter, and spent the spring in hunting among the western outlying spurs of the Rockies.
Jack London -- White Fang
The choice to go east of the Rockies or to Japan was presented without time for consultation with separated parents and children.
Joy Kogawa -- Obasan
The solitary and arid blades of grass arose from the passing gusts fearfully perceptible; the bold and rocky mountains were too distinct in their barrenness, and the eye even sought relief, in vain, by attempting to pierce the illimitable void of heaven, which was shut to its gaze by the dusky sheet of ragged and driving vapor.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
If all the great plain from the Missouri to the Rocky Mountains had been under glass, and the heat regulated by a thermometer, it could not have been better for the yellow tassels that were ripening and fertilizing the silk day by day.
Willa Cather -- My Antonia
His ambitions had fixed upon the vast new America on the other side of the Rockies.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Seabiscuit
The Appalachian Mountains rose beneath us, not as high and not nearly as pointy as the Rockies.
James Patterson -- School’s Out - Forever
"Why, the Rocky Mountains," Augustus said.
Larry McMurtry -- Lonesome Dove
Or, like a trapper in a Northern Canada movie, plunge through the forest, make camp in the Rockies, a grim and wordless caveman!
Sinclair Lewis -- Babbitt
No. 7, the way train, grumbling through Minnesota, imperceptibly climbing the giant tableland that slopes in a thousand-mile rise from hot Mississippi bottoms to the Rockies.
Sinclair Lewis -- Main Street
The countryside was beautiful, to be sure, but the beauty was the result of gargantuan mountain ranges rising higher and standing out in sharper relief than the Rockies of the western United States.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
It repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and reopened the slavery extension issue thought settled in the Compromise of 1850, by permitting the residents of that vast94 territory from Iowa to the Rockies to decide the slavery question for themselves, on the assumption that the northern part of the territory would be free and the southern part slave.
John F. Kennedy -- Profiles in Courage
The next year he crossed the Mississippi and went right to the base of the Rockies.
Michael Lewis -- The Blind Side
More from stubbornness than hope, she did a scan of the Midwest, heading toward the Rockies.
J.D. Robb -- Naked in Death
Steep, rocky mountains.
Nora Roberts -- Summer Pleasures
An entire way of life, along with its economic underpinnings, has been transposed from the West Coast to the Rockies.
Eric Schlosser -- Fast Food Nation
At the far end of the boulevard, looming like an escarpment in the Rockies, stood the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building.
Erik Larson -- The Devil in the White City
She knew about the crash, knew that he was dead out there just east of the Rockies, but she needed to be doing something for him.
Dean Koontz -- Sole Survivor
The plains stretched endlessly away to her right and as the sun arced low, toward the Rockies on her left, the winter-worn grass around her turned to pale gold.