There are enumerable and spectacular mountains within the United States but for ease of reference it is simpler to focus on the three major mountain ranges: The Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and the Appalachian Mountains.

The Rocky Mountains

This mountain range is the second largest in the world and the longest in the United States. It contains some of the highest peaks found in North America the highest of which is Mount Elbert located in Colorado at 14,440 feet (4,401 meters ) Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 feet (3,954 meters), is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada is an asymmetrical range with its crest and high peaks decidedly toward the east. The peaks range from 11,000 to 14,000 feet (3,350 to 4,270 metres) above sea level, with Mount Whitney, at 14,494 feet (4,418 metres), the highest peak. El Capitan also known as El Cap, is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, it’s sheer vertical cliff is considered amongst seasoned rock climbers as one of the most iconic challenges in the world.

Appalachian Mountains.

The highest elevations in the Appalachians are in the northern division, with Maine’s Mount Katahdin at (5,268 feet [1,606 meters]), New Hampshire’s Mount Washington at (6,288 feet), and other pinnacles in the White Mountains rising above 5,000 feet (1,525 meters)  In the southern region, where peaks of the North Carolina Black Mountains and the Tennessee–North Carolina Great Smoky Mountains rise above 6,000 feet (1,825 meters) the entire mountain system

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