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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