- Medicine Bow Mountains
Northwest section of the Front Range, in the central Rocky Mountains, U.S. Averaging a height of 10,000 ft (3,050 m), the mountains run southeast for about 100 mi (160 km) from Medicine Bow, Wyo., to Cameron Pass, Colo., just northwest of Rocky Mountain National Park. The highest summit, Medicine Bow Peak, reaches 12,014 ft (3,662 m). The name refers to the practices of local Indians, who collected wood for bows in the area and held ceremonial medicine dances.
* * *▪ mountains, United Statesnorthwestern section of the Front Range, in the central Rocky Mountains, U.S. Comprising a generally dissected upland with an average height of 10,000 feet (3,050 m), the mountains run southeastward for about 100 miles (160 km) from Medicine Bow, Wyo., to near Cameron Pass (10,285 feet [3,135 m]), Colorado, just northwest of Rocky Mountain National Park. The highest summit, Medicine Bow Peak (12,014 feet [3,662 m]), is on a 5-mile-long, 12,000-foot-high quartzite ridge (known locally as the Snowy Range) west of Centennial, Wyo. Medicine Bow and Roosevelt national forests embrace parts of the mountain region, which was the setting for Owen Wister's popular novel, The Virginian. The name is thought to be derived from the gathering of Indians in the area for the purpose of collecting wood for bows and holding ceremonial, or “medicine,” dances.
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