The Continental Divide in Summit County, CO
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SUNSET ON THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE! COLORADO

HAYDEN KAST

Top contributor Hayden Kast, recently featured on the Drone Dish, created this stunning drone video of a spot on the North American Continental Divide.  It was shot in Summit County, Colorado, which is in the north-central part of the state.  The great divide forms the border between the eastern and western watersheds of North America; everything to the east flows towards the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, everything to the west flows into the Pacific Ocean. This video was a DVOW nominee in May 2019. 

Aerial Tour of Colorado
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Colorful Colorado By Drone

TheWorldTravelGuy

With much of its area covered by the Rocky Mountains, the state of Colorado was endowed with more than its share of the beauty of the United States.  If you need any convincing, this stunning aerial montage of the Centennial State by the World Travel Guy should do the trick.  It includes footage from some of the state's top sites, including Ten Mile Creek, Bangs Canyon, American Basin, Bear Creek Falls, and more.  It also includes footage of Mt. Elbert, the Rockies' highest peak at 4.4k meters (14.4k ft.).   

Utah's American Fork Canyon
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Drone Video of Utah's American Fork Canyon

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American Fork Canyon lies in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah in the western United States, a range which constitutes the western edge of the Rocky Mountain range.  The canyon was created by the American Fork River, which runs through the bottom of the great gorge before discharging in Utah Lake.  Contributor Dewey Drone created this amazing aerial video of the canyon, which is home to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument.  It's also a popular hiking spot.

Gunnison, Colorado
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Gunnison County, Colorado

Mikeyg733

Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in western Colorado, Gunnison (which is a country and a town) was important in the state's early mining and railroad booms .  Nowadays, like many of Colorado's old mining districts, it is more about adventure sports enthusiasts and travelers seeking the spectacular rock formations that abound.  Top contributor MikeyG flew his drone over this rocky wonder land and produced this amazing aerial video. 

Wind Turbines in Wyoming
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Wyoming Wind

John Stinnett

The western USA state of Wyoming has always been known for its abundant natural resources.  It was the country's largest oil producing state in the 1920's, and its Powder River Basin provides about 40% of America's coal.  Recently, Wyoming has become a top wind power producer, and giant windmills now punctuate its landscape.  Here, John Stinnett uses a drone to create a beautiful look at a wind farm in western Wyoming, the spinning turbines capturing another state resource.  

Western Montana
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Montana - Haven

benlewis406

Montana is one of the largest states in the USA in terms of its land area.  While the eastern part of the state lies on the Great Plains and resembles the Dakota's, the western part is pure Rocky Mountain Highs.  Contributor Benlewis 406 treats us to a beautiful aerial tour of his beautiful home state.  The video features shots of the animal wildlife and natural scenery that makes it a favorite of avid outdoorspeople from around the country and the world.

Wyoming's Wind River Mountains
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Wind River Range

Mikeyg733

The Rocky Mountains in the western United States is actually a collection of ranges; most of the mountains thought of as the "Rockies" are actually part of various sub-ranges throughout the region.  One of these is the Wind River Range, which runs through a portion of western Wyoming, north of Colorado.  In this video, Mikeyg733 treats us to a stunning bird's eye view to these magnificent western mountains of one of America's largest but least populated states.

Drone Tour of Idaho
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Idaho: Idahome

60 Seconds

The state of Idaho in the western USA has a landscape which varies dramatically.  While the western part of this odd-shaped state is flat farmland and desert, the eastern part of the Gem State lies in the heart of the great Rocky Mountain range.  This drone video by contributor 60 Seconds is shot in a place that sits right at the border of the "Two Idaho's"; note the dramatic difference in appearance between the (flat) foreground and (mountainous) background.

Idaho's Snake River Canyon
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Winter Fog in the Snake River Canyon.

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The Snake River Canyon is one of the most famous gorges in North America.  Carved by the Snake River, the canyon reaches a maximum depth of 150 meters (400 ft.) and is as wide as 400 meters (about 1.3k ft.) over its roughly 80 km (5 mi.) length.  Famously, the canyon was the site of one of the 20th century's greatest stunt attempts: Evil Kneivel tried to jump the gorge with his Skycycle X-2 rocket powered "motorcycle" in 1974; the jump failed when the parachute inadvertently deployed.  

Colorado: Engineers' Pass
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Ultimate Bloss Out in Colorado

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Top contributor Bbloss created one of his trademark "Bloss Out" dronie shots from a pass in the Rocky Mountains of the western US. Engineers' Pass is located between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado, in the southwestern part of the state.  The pass has an elevation of about 3.9k meters (around 12.8k ft.), making it one of the highest mountain passes in the United States.  If you watch this all the way through, you will realize how small humans are! 

FPV Diving the Anaconda Smelter
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SMELTR - Diving the Tallest Surviving Masonry Structure

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Contributor and FPV pilot Airblastr created this incredibly cinematic FPV video of a dive down one of the great landmarks of the USA's rich mining history.   The Anaconda Smelter Stack, better known as the Big Stack, istands at a height of 180 meters (about 585 ft.).  The tallest surviving masonry structure in the world, it was a critical process component for the smelter at the great Anaconda copper mine in Great Falls, Montana.  Built in the early 20th century, this was once the world's largest copper mine.   

Utah's Olympic Park
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Utah Olympic Park 4K

AdventurousDrone

AdventurousDrone created this drone video of Utah Olympic Park, one of the primary venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics which were held in Salt Lake City.  The Olympic Park is located near Park City, a half hour drive east of Salt Lake City.  Officially the XIX Winter Games, they were held in February of 2002.  These were the first Winter Olympics games held in the US Rocky Mountains; Denver had been awarded the 1976 games but withdrew and the games were held in Innsbruck, Austria.  

Colorado: Aspen Ski Resort
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Aspen, Colorado: Epic Drone Dootage

Thatdroneview

Check out this amazing drone video of legendary aspen, Colorado, compliments of Thatdroneview.  Founded during Colorado's great silver mining boom of the 19th century, Aspen is now known as one of the premiere ski resort areas in the rockies.  Situated at the base of Mt. Aspen, the town is now home to many celebrities as well as semi-anonymous ultra-wealthy.   Aspen is also increasingly popular in the warmer months; as you'll see in the video it's a place of stunning alpine beauty.  

Drone Views of Denver
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The Morning Grind in Denver

armandom

Contributor Armandom created this beautiful drone video of Denver, Colorado on a typically bright and sunny morning.  Nicknamed the Mile High City because of its altitude, Denver now has a metropolitan population of around 3 million, making it (by a considerable margin) the largest city in the entire Rocky Mountain region.  It is situated near the base of the range in northeastern Colorado, where the Great Plains transition to the alpine environment of America's largest mountain range.  

Wyoming's Snowy Range
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Summer in the Snowy Range

Mikeyg733

Contributor MikeyG created this stunning drone video of the Snowy Range of Wyoming, USA.  The range is part of the Medicine Bow Mountains, themselves a sub-range of the mighty Rocky Mountains.  The highest mountain in the Snowy range is Medicine Bow Peak, which has an altitude of almost 3.7k meters (just over 12k ft.) above sea level.  While the Snowy Range lies in southern Wyoming, the greater Medicine Bow range extends southwards into northern Colorado.  

Colorado's San Juan Mountains
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HELI SKIING! Winter in the San Juans, Colorado (4K)

HAYDEN KAST

The San Juan Mountains are a high and rugged range within the Rocky Mountains of the western United States. The San Juans are located in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico and were a huge part of the gold and silver mining industry that made Colorado a popular destination in the early days of America’s gold rush. Now known more for their fresh powder and fantastic ski conditions, you can see the range in this dynamic drone video by talented pilot HAYDEN KAST.

Drone Tour of Utah
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Utah in Motion

RobSkyHigh

Prepare to be amazed by this aerial tour of the USA state of Utah, compliments of RobSkyHigh.  The video was shot with a combination of the DJI Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro 2 drones, and contains some excellent timelapse footage.  Most of the video was shot in the portion of the state covered by the Rocky Mountains, with some footage of its desert portions as well.   This piece was chosen as a Finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest in April, 2019.

Western Montana
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Somewhere in Montana

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Montana has some of the most varied terrain of any state in the USA.  While its eastern portion is part of the Great Plains, its western half is very much in and of the Rocky Mountains.  In this beautiful aerial video by contributor and drone pilot mrinab, you'll see the mountainous beauty of western Montana.   The video was put together in connection with marketing a mountain house here.  It's testament to the power of drones to help market real estate by putting properties into the proper context of their surroundings.  

Colorado's Famed Vail Resort
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Droning in Vail

PilotViking

Check out the famed Colorado town of Vail in the summer, compliments of contributor PilotViking.  Vail is best known as home of the Vail Ski Resort, the largest ski area in the Rockies and one of the most well known in the world.  The once-obscure town was vaulted into prominence by a developer who had fought in mountain division in World War II and came to Colorado after the war with the idea of developing a ski resort.  Just a few decades later, it's a haunting ground for movie stars and billionaires.  

Caribou National Forest
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CARIBOU NATIONAL FOREST IN 4K

Drone One Media

Top contributor Drone One Media created this spectacular drone video of Caribou National Forest in the USA's Rocky Mountains.  Technically called Caribou-Targhee National Forest, it straddles the border between the states of Wyoming and Idaho, with a small portion in Utah.  It lies just the west of the better-known Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.  The forest covers over 10,000 square km (around 3.8k square mi.), making it one of the largest National Forests in the Rockies.  

Profile of Hayden Kast
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The Drone Dish: Hayden Kast

The Drone Dish

In this episode of Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason catches up with Colorado drone pilot Hayden Kast.  He got started with a DJI Spark drone and soon upgraded to a DJI Mavic Air.  His videos are from around the world, including from trips to Italy and Japan.  His home base though is the Rocky Mountain region of the USA, home of some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the country.  Listen to him talk about how he developed his passion, tips and tricks on flying in difficult mountainous conditions, and more.  

Profile of Mikeyg733
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The Drone Dish: Mikeyg733

The Drone Dish

Contributor Mike Garringer (MikeyG733) moved out west to study Wildlife Biology. While in grad school, he learned how to fly a camera drone.  He has since gone on to produce some spectacular drone videos, many of them involving selfies flying off huge rock formations in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains areas of Wyoming and Colorado in the western United States.  In this segment, Drone Dish host Ryan Hoag talks to Mike about mountains, rocks and drone selfies. 

Denver by Drone
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Droning America: Denver, CO

Droning America

On this episode of Droning America, Angie Avestruz heads to the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.  She's joined by local comedian Matt Need, to see some of the highlights of the city and the surrounding area from an aerial point of view.  The segment includes footage of the downtown area's most notable spots, including Union Station, the 16th Street Mall, Confluence Park, Red Rocks, Coors Field, Pepsi Center, and Sports Authority Field.

Salt Lake City by Drone
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Droning America: Salt Lake City, UT

Droning America

In this episode of Droning America, host Angie Avestruz heads to Salt Lake City, Utah.  The city sits on the far (western) side of the Rocky Mountains and is the region's second largest urban area after Denver.  The show's "local expert" is George Matus, founder of a local drone company that is achieving worldwide recognition.  Join them as they take in the sights and sounds of this city and its surrounding areas by drone.  It includes footage of areas used for the 2002 Winter Olympics which were held here.   

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