From a prairie-boy perspective, seeing mountains after you've drive 15 hours from Manitoba, is like landing on another planet. As much as I appreciate the beauty of the prairies, the mountain regions implore me to seek out new perspectives, take long and arduous hikes, and explore ever "around the corner" experience. I hear the skiing is pretty good as well... This gallery contains photographs of the Rocky Mountains found in the western areas of North America. Banff, Lake Louis and other smaller lakes are included in this set.