How Were the Rocky Mountains Formed?

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The Rocky Mountains were formed when forces under the earth's crust (tectonic plates) were pushing against each other forcing the land to move upward. This happened millions of years ago.
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The Rocky Mountains were formed when the large plates that form the surface of the earth moved around and collided with each other. It is thought that this occurred over 120 million years ago. The plates are moving still, albeit very slowly. You can find more information here: http://www.mountainnature.com/geology/platetectonics.htm
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The Rocky Mountains were formed when tectonic plates crashed together. It is a buckle in the crust and it is pushed upwards. That is how many of the mountain ranges ...
The Rocky Mountains were formed when tectonic plates crashed together. It is a buckle in the crust and it is pushed upwards. That is how many of the mountain ranges ...
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