Landforms of the Southern Rockies - Fine Art Print Map
The region might equally well be termed the Greater Colorado Plateau,
since its very extensive basins and plateaus extend from the Mogollon
Rim in the south to the Uintas in the north. But, mountain ranges are
more impressive from a distance, and the Colorado Rockies and the Sangre
de Cristos especially so, at the edge of the vast mid-continental
The irregular configuration of mountain ranges is distinctive.
The Colorado-Green is the dominant stream, its eastern headwaters nearly
reaching the great plains at some points in Colorado, and its middle
reaches cutting spectacular canyon forms. The Platte, Arkansas-Canadian,
and Rio Grande-Pecos drain the eastern slope. The Southern Rockies
offer North America’s two lowest-elevation continental crossings, at
South Pass in Wyoming, and south of the Gila in New Mexico and Arizona.
The map includes all of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico; most of
Wyoming; a lot of Nevada; and smaller portions of neighboring states
All map dimensions are approximate.