Best Mountains in the U.S.

Posted on February 21, 2019 by ryozwiak There have been 0 comments

Best Mountains in the U.S.

Mt. Rainier – 14,409’

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The tallest mountain in Washington that can be seen from anywhere. It is actually an active volcano known as a stratovolcano. Out of all peaks in the contiguous United States, it is the most glaciated. It made the list of the top 16 most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Don’t let that ice fool you. It has lava inside.

Denali (Mt. McKinley) - 20,308’

Denali is known as the highest peak in North America. Located in Alaska inside the Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali is the third most prominent peak. It is named after president McKinley.

Mount Elbert – 14,439’

Mt. Elbert is known as the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains. It is also the highest point in Colorado. The mountain was named after a Colorado statesman, Samuel Hitt Elbert. This mountain is often called the “gentle giant” due to its easy climbing routes.

Mount Whitney – 14,505’

The tallest mountain in California, known as Mount Whitney, is very difficult to climb. With a distance of 22 miles, this is an all-day hike, some people even taking 2 or 3 days. It is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. There are bears and marmots here, so be careful!

Pikes Peak – 14,114

A well-known mountain located in Colorado. This fourteener is about 12 miles west of downtown Colorado Springs. The name comes from a brave explorer named Zebulon Pike who didn’t reach the summit. Colorado has 53 fourteeners, but this one is one of the most popular.

Mount Hood – 11,250’

Located in beautiful Oregon, this stratovolcano is a potentially active volcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. It last erupted in 1907. Mt. Hood offers some of the best hiking in the state or Oregon. There’s also beautiful wineries in the nearby territory.


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