Explore the Astounding Mountains of United States

By | May 29, 2017

US Mountains

United States is a popular destination and is known for its incredible mountains including the ones which offer spectacular views to the rocky ones. Below is the list of some of the astounding mountains of United States which will definitely convince you to plan your next vacations in United States.

Mount Evans

Mount Evans

It is the highest summit of the Chicago Peaks. Mount Evans is one of the characteristic Front Range peaks which dominate the western skyline of the Great Plains along with Pikes Peak, Longs Peak and nearby peak of Mount Bierstadt. Evans dominates the Denver Metropolitan Area skyline by rising over 9000 feet above the area. This mountain also contributes in Colorado tourism as it offers spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells

The Maroon Bells are basically two beautiful peaks in the Elk Mountains. Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak which are separated by about a third of a mile. The blissful panorama of this area is like a true heaven. It is also one of the most photographed peaks in all of North America.

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier

This mountain ascends to 14, 410 feet above the level of sea and it is a famous icon in the whole Washington landscape. Mount Rainier is an active volcano and is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A which spawns 6 major rivers. This mountain is even considered as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world and is also mentioned on the Decade Volcano list.

San Jacinto Mountains

San Jacinto Mountains

It is an amazing mountain range in Riverside County in the east of Los Angeles southern California in the United States. These mountains are one of the geological units in North America. It is also one of the astounding mountain range in United States.

Brasstown Bald Mountain

Brasstown Bald Mountain

Brasstown Bald is standing 4700 feet above the sea level and is the highest peak in Georgia. Nestled in northeast Georgia, Tourists can explore the charm of Brasstown Bald Mountain.

Haleakala

Haleakala

The East Maui Volcano is a massive shield volcano which forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. However, Haleakala Crater is gigantic as it was formed as a result of erosion of the entire volcanic mountain top. Make sure you take your sunscreen whenever you plan a visit to Haleakala Crater.

Grand Mesa

Grand Mesa

It is a large mesanestled in western Colorado in the United States. Grand Mesa is the largest flat topped mountain in the world which has an area of about 500 square miles & stretches approx 40 miles east of Grand Junction between the Gunnison River and Colorado River. It is also a popular location for cross country skiing and snowmobiling as well.

Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea

This dormant volcano which is nestled on the island of Hawaii is standing at a height of 4207 meters above the level of sea. Mauna Kea’s peak is also the highest point in the state of Hawaii and much of the mountain is under water when measured from the oceanic base. Moreover, this mountain is about a million years old and hence it has passed the most active shield stage.

Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta

This mountain is a potentially active volcano which is nestled at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County in California. Standing at an elevation of 14179 feet, Mount Shasta is reputed as the second highest peak in the Cascades & the fifth highest in California.

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain

It is a mountain ridge which is located at the northwest corner of the U.S state of Georgia, along the Tennessee state line in Chattanooga and the northeast corner of Alabama. It is believed that the name of the mountain have come from General Andrew Jackson’s troops but more likely from the Cherokee term which literally means two mountains facing (looking) each other.

Chisos Mountain

Chisos-Mountain

Chisos Mountains are basically a mountain range which is situated in Big Breand area of West Texas in United States. This mountain is contained entirely within the Big Bend National Park. Moreover, the highest point in the Chisos Mountain range is Emory Peak which is at 7825 meters above the sea level.

Mount Washington

Mount Washington

This mountain is also called “Agiocichook” by some of the Native American tribes. It is also the highest peak in the Northeastern United States with a height of 6,288.2 ft and is reputed as one of the most famous mountain east of the Mississippi River.

Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome

This mountain is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee & North Carolina in the southeastern United States. Clingmans Dome is standing at an elevation of 6643 feet and is also the highest mountain in the Smokies. The breathtaking view one can witness here is the biggest plus of this area.

Waterrock Knob

Waterrock Knob

It is an enticing mountain peak in the U.S. State of North Carolina and is also the highest peak in the Plott Balsams. Moreover, Waterrock Knob is the 16th highest mountain in the Eastern United States and also 15th highest of the 40 mountains which are nestled in North Carolina over 6000 feet. This mountain is also quite popular among the adventure seekers as they can enjoy hiking here.

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

This mountain is resting at an elevation of 5946 feet and it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is also one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. Grandfather Mountain is popular for its rugged character, significant cliffs and is also a home to many hidden caves.

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