The map shows the various mountain ranges like Absaroka Range in Montana and Wyoming, San Juan Mountains in Colorado, Boston Mountains in Arkansas and many more in USA. The United States has a varied landscape with many mountain ranges and other physical features. A few of the major mountain ranges in the United States are the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, the Alaska Range, the Cascades, and the Sierra Nevadas. The tallest mountain peak in the United States is Mount McKinley in the Alaska Range, which stands 20,320 feet (6,194 meters) above sea level. Rocky Mountains - The Rocky Mountains are a major mountain range in North America, running 3,000 miles across the US and Canada, from western Canada to the state of New Mexico. Appalachian Mountains - The Appalachian Mountain Range are situated in the eastern United States, stretching from Alabama, northeast across New England, and extending up to Canada.
Cascades - The Cascade Range along the West Coast of the United States extend from Canada into the US states of Washington, Oregon, and California. Sierra Nevada - The Sierra Nevada mountains, located in the states of California and Nevada, are about 400 miles long.
Alaska Range: Mountains of south-central Alaska that extend from the Alaska Peninsula to the border of the Yukon Territory, Canada. Western Continental Divide is an imaginary line that sits atop a continuous ridge of mountain summits that divide the continent into two main drainage areas. The Rocky Mountains, about 3,000 miles in length, extend from the U.S State of New Mexico up through the western United States and on into the northernmost reaches of Canada's British Columbia.
Sierra Maestra (Cuba)Sierra Nevada: This mountain range of eastern California is about 400 miles in length. The three major mountain ranges of the US are the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, and the Sierra Nevada.


The Appalachian Mountains run for 1,500 miles along the east coast of the United States from northern Alabama to Maine.
Some of the smaller ranges within the Appalachians include the Great Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Green Mountains, White Mountains, Longfellow Mountains, and the Berkshires.
The Rocky Mountains form the longest mountain range in North America and the second longest range in the world. Within the Rocky Mountains are several smaller ranges including the Big Horn Mountains, the Front Range, the Wasatch Mountains, and the Bitterroot Range. The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range runs north-to-south along the west coast of the United States mostly in the state of California and some in the state of Nevada.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains are fault-block mountains, meaning they were formed along a fault in the Earth's crust. Cascade Range - The Cascade Range runs for 700 miles along the northwest coast of the United States and into Canada.
Ozarks - The Ozarks form the largest mountain range between the Appalachians and the Rockies. Alaska Range - The Alaska Range is the tallest mountain range in the United States and is home to Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America at 20,237 feet above sea level. After Mount McKinley, Hawaii's Mauna Kea Mountain is the next tallest, at 13,796 feet (4,205 meters) tall.
The Rocky Mountains The Rockies include several subranges, including the Wasatch, Bitterroots, Big Horn, and Front Ranges. The Appalachian Mountains are about 1,500 miles long, and traverse the US states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
These mountains were formed as part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and have volcanoes, including Mount St.


The name Sierra Nevada is Spanish for "snowy mountains," because of the snow-capped peaks of the range.
Mitchell in North Carolina at 6,684 ft (2,037 m)Brooks Range: Mountains of northern Alaska.
There are several national parks protecting areas of the Rockies such as Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Glacier National Park.
The tallest mountain peak in the contiguous United States is Mount Rainier in Washington, at 14,417 feet (4,394 meters) high.
The Appalachian Range also usually includes the Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains, Allegheny Mountains.
Minor hills and mountains are found in the Ozark Plateau of Missouri, and in the Boston Mountains and Ouachita Mountains of northwestern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
At one point, Britain made a deal with the Native American tribes that colonists would not settle beyond the Appalachian Mountains. The highest point in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet, which is also the tallest mountain in the lower 48 United States.
It is considered part of the Ring of Fire which is a number of volcanic mountains that circle the Pacific Ocean. However, people soon found passes through the mountains and blazed trails beyond the mountains such as Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail. Much of the Rocky Mountains is covered with forests of spruces trees, pines, oaks, junipers, and firs.



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