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United States Mountain Ranges Map

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.
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The United States has a varied landscape with many mountain ranges and other geographical features. Major mountain ranges in the United States are the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, the Alaska Range, the Cascades, and the Sierra Nevadas. These ranges are further divided into smaller subranges and ridges.

At 6,194 meters (20,320 feet) above sea level, Mount McKinley in Alaska is the tallest mountain peak in the US.

Mount Logan is the second tallest, at 5,959 meters (19,545 feet), followed by Mount Orizaba, Mount St. Elias, and Mount Popocatepetl.

The tallest mountain peak in the contiguous United States is Mount Whitney which stands at 4421 meters (14,505 feet).

Here are the major mountain ranges in the US –

  • Rocky Mountains : The Rockies are a major mountain range in North America, running 3,000 miles from western Canada to the state of New Mexico. The Rockies include several subranges, including the Wasatch, Bitterroots, Big Horn, and Front Ranges. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are considered Mountain States in the country.

  • Appalachian Mountains : The Appalachian Mountain Range straddle the eastern United States, stretching from Alabama, northeast across New England, and extending further up to Canada. The range is about 1,500 miles long, and traverses 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. The Appalachian Range also usually includes the Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains, and Allegheny Mountains.

  • Cascades : The Cascade Range along the West Coast of the United States extend from Canada into the US states of Washington, Oregon, and California. These mountains were formed as part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and feature volcanoes such as Mount St. Helens and Lassen.

  • Sierra Nevada : The Sierra Nevada mountains, located in the western states of California and Nevada, are about 400 miles long. The name Sierra Nevada is Spanish for "snowy mountains," referring to the snow-capped summits. Many of the mountains are formed of granite and shaped by glaciers.

 
Mountain Ranges in the US
 
SummitStateQuadrangle2DateElevation(feet)
Churchhill PeaksAKMount McKinley A-3195420,320
North PeakAKMount McKinley A-3195419,470
South PeakAKMount McKinley A-3195420,320
Mount St. EliasAKMount St. Elias B-8198518,008
Mount ForakerAKTalkeetna D-3195817,400
Mount BonaAKMcCarthy B-2195916,500
Mount BlackburnAKMcCarthy C-7195916,390
Mount SanfordAKGulkana A-1195916,237
Mount VancouverAKMount St. Elias A-2198515,979
South ButtressAKMount McKinley A-2195415,885
Mount ChurchillAKMcCarthy B-2195915,638
Mount FairweatherAKMount Fairweather D-5196115,300
Mount HubbardAKMount St. Elias B-3198514,950
Mount BearAKMcCarthy B-1195914,831
East ButtressAKMount McKinley A-2195414,730
Mount HunterAKTalkeetna D-3195814,573
Browne TowerAKMount McKinley A-2195414,530
Mount AlverstoneAKMount St. Elias B-3198514,500
Mount WhitneyCAMount Whitney1985114,494
University PeakAKMcCarthy B-3195914,470
Mount ElbertCOMount Elbert1967114,433
Mount MassiveCOMount Massive196714,421
Mount HarvardCOMount Harvard198214,420
Mount RainierWAMount Rainier West197114,410
Mount WilliamsonCAMount Williamson198414,370
La Plata PeakCOMount Elbert196714,361
Blanca PeakCOBlanca Peak196714,345
Uncompahgre PeakCOUncompahgre Peak196314,309
Crestone PeakCOCrestone Peak196714,294
Mount LincolnCOAlma197014,286
Grays PeakCOGrays Peak195814,270
Mount AnteroCOMount Antero198314,269
Torreys PeakCOGrays Peak195814,267
Castle PeakCOHayden Peak196014,265
Quandary PeakCOBreckenridge197014,265
Mount EvansCOMount Evans195714,264
Longs PeakCOLongs Peak196114,255
Mount WilsonCOMount Wilson195314,246
White Mount PeakCAWhite Mount Peak (15')196214,246
North PalisadeCANorth Palisade198214,242
Mount CameronCOAlma197014,238
Mount ShavanoCOMaysville198314,229
Mount BelfordCOMount Harvard198214,197
Mount PrincetonCOMount Antero198214,197
Crestone NeedleCOCrestone Peak196714,197
Mount YaleCOMount Harvard198214,196
Mount BrossCOAlma197014,172
Kit Carson MountainCOCrestone Peak196714,165
Mount WrangellAKGulkana A-1195914,163
Mount ShastaCAShasta198614,162
El Diente PeakCODolores Peak195314,159
Point SuccessWAMount Rainier West197114,158
Maroon PeakCOMaroon Bells196014,156
Tabeguache PeakCOSt. Elmo198214,155
Mount OxfordCOMount Harvard198214,153
Mount SillCANorth Palisade198214,153
Mount SneffelsCOMount Sneffels196714,150
Mount DemocratCOClimax197014,148
Capitol PeakCOCapitol Peak196014,130
Liberty CapWAMount Rainier West197114,112
Pikes PeakCOPikes Peak195114,110
Snowmass MountainCOSnowmass Mountain196014,092
Mount RussellCAMount Whitney198514,088
Mount EolusCOMount Whitney198514,083
Windom PeakCOColumbine Pass197314,082
Mount ColumbiaCOMount Harvard198214,073
Mount AugustaAKMount St. Elias198514,070
Missouri MountainCOWinfield198214,067
Humboldt PeakCOCrestone Peak196714,064
Mount BierstadtCOMount Evans195714,060
Sunlight PeakCOStorm King Peak196414,059
Split MountainCASplit Mountain198414,058
Handies PeakCOHandies Peak195514,048
Culebra PeakCOCulebra Peak195514,047
Mount LindseyCOBlanca Peak196714,042
Ellingwood PointCOBlanca Peak196714,042
Little Bear PeakCOBlanca Peak196714,037
Mount ShermanCOMount Sherman196114,036
Redcloud PeakCORedcloud Peak196414,034
Mount LangleyCAMount Langley198214,026
Conundrum PeakCOHayden Peak196014,022
Mount TyndallCAMount Williamson198414,019
Pyramid PeakCOMaroon Bells196014,018
Wilson PeakCOMount Wilson195314,017
Wetterhorn PeakCOWetterhorn Peak196314,015
North Maroon PeakCOMaroon Bells196014,014
San Luis PeakCOSan Luis Peak198614,014
Mount MuirCAMount Whitney198514,012
Middle PalisadeCASplit Mountain198414,012
Mount of the Holy CrossCOMount of the Holy Cross197014,005
Huron PeakCOWinfield198214,003
Thunderbolt PeakCANorth Palisade198214,003
Sunshine PeakCORedcloud Peak196414,001
Source:  National Geodetic Survey

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Last Update Date: September 12, 2016

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