5 regions


Rocky mountains

    The Rocky Mountains stretch some 3,000 miles from British Columbia and Alberta in Canada through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and down to New Mexico in the U.S. The range offers dramatic wilderness, diverse wildlife and alpine lakes. Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park is traversed by 300 miles of hiking trails and famously scenic Trail Ridge Road.

    Elevation: 14,439'

    Area: 382,894 mi²

    Highest point: Mount Elbert

    Passes: Independence Pass, South Pass, Loveland Pass, More

    Type of rock: Igneous rock, Sedimentary rock, Metamorphic rock

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Cascade range

    The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California. Wikipedia

    Elevation: 14,409'

    Area: 58,484 mi²

    Highest point: Mount Multnomah

    Passes: Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass, Washington Pass, More

    Countries: Canada, United States of America

appalachian mountains

    The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America. Wikipedia

    Elevation: 6,683'

    Area: 737,000 sq miles

    Highest point: Mount Mitchell

    Orogeny: Taconic orogeny, Acadian orogeny, Alleghanian orogeny

    Passes: Cumberland Gap, Appalachian Gap, Newfound Gap, More

    Countries: Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States of America