Mother nature has blessed each continent with awe-inspiring land formations that just mesmerize you. From flowing blue rivers to thick forests to mountain ranges that touch the heavens. The world is filled with stuff that just takes your breath away. North America, the United States in particular has more than its fair share enchanting vistas that anyone would do well to see at least once in their lives. So if you’re looking for a fantastic vacation spot to get away from it all or are an experienced mountain climber seeking to climb the highest peaks of the world, here are 4 of the most beautiful mountain ranges present in the United States.
The Rocky mountains (Often called the Rockies by locals) aren’t simply beautiful, they are in fact one of the longest mountain ranges in the world. They stretch from New Mexico passing through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho all the way to British Colombia in Canada, covering a staggering distance of over 3,000 km. The highest peak in the Rockies is Mt. Elbert. The Rockies are perfect for mountain climbing, hiking, kayaking, biking, snowboarding and skiing. The Rocky mountains are home to vast national parks such as the famous Yellowstone and Mesa Verde as well as Native American reservations that give it a distinct feeling of a land being separate from the rest of the world. Basically, they are a prime resort destination for travelers.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains are one of the most phenomenal mountain ranges in the US. The ranges are on the west coast of the US and cover the length of California from North to South, ending near the city of Los Angeles. Although most of the range is in California, the Carson sub-range is in the state of Nevada. The highest peak of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the famed Mt. Whitney. These mountains are considered some of the snowiest peaks in the US and as such is a prime destination for skiers as well as wilderness explorers. The Sierra Nevada is perhaps most known for the Yosemite National Park which travelers from across the world flock to visit to observe the raw natural beauty with their own eyes. These campgrounds are rife with campers and explorers and one would do well to visit them at least once in their lives. Studies even show that proximity to such regions can definitely change one’s outlook on life.
Jumping from the West coast to the East, we have the Appalachian Mountains with its dozens of sub-ranges such as the beautiful Smoky mountains. The Appalachians stretch for about 2,400 km and are present in over 17 US states as well as parts of Canada. Mt. Mitchell is considered the highest peak on the East coast of the US. Because of its serene climate and heavenly location, many campers and mountaineers venture here to take in the beauty and splendor of the Appalachians for themselves. Hundreds follow the much renowned Appalachian Trail that runs across the range each year. The Great Smoky Mountains national park, which is considered a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site is the premier place to visit in the Appalachians.
The Alaskan mountains are the amalgamation of three mountain ranges called The Brooks Range, The Alaska Range, and the Aleutian Range. Alaska is one of the most mountainous states of the US and is famed for its incredible scenery. The Alaskan range is about 650 km long and consists of snowy peaks, gleaming lakes, and thick forests, filled with distinct wildlife. The highest point in the Alaskan mountains and North America entirely is Mt. Denali. Renowned for its natural beauty and mesmerizing scenery, Alaska entertains thousands of tourists and travelers each year from across the world. Its snowy mountains are perfect for climbing, skiing, sledding, and resorts are dotted across the ranges which are hubs for visitors. This is definitely a location in which all who are interested in climbing and camping must-visit.