National Parks of the Rocky Mountains

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Four States

New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Montana

North American Cordillera

complex mountainous region in western North America extending from Alaska into central Mexico

Compressive Forces

Where the orientations of stress are directed toward each other

Folds

a bend in rock that forms where part of Earth's crust is compressed

Characteristics of Glacier National Park

Extremely high-peaked mountains, caused by compressive forces, folds, thrust faults, reverse faults, and Ice-age glaciation.

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