Get ready for some altitude. Your Rocky Mountain adventure begins in the Front Range, where inclines mount, terrain gets rocky and pulses start to quicken. Nestled between Denver and the ski resorts up high, this mountain range was the first one encountered by pioneer settlers long ago. Relive their awe as you ascend the stunning heights. The crown jewel is the glittering, snow-capped Rocky Mountain National Park, which lures over three million visitors a year with its untamed Western wilderness. Deer, moose and elk mosey through the alpine terrain, as hikers and climbers puff and pant. Several other wildlife areas and national forests fill the Front Range, for those looking to get even more off the paved path. Charming frontier towns dot the region, making perfect stops on your upward climb into the Rocky Mountains. You may not be doing it by stagecoach, but the sense of adventure is the same in the Front Range.