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Mount Elbert: The Highest Peak in the Rocky Mountains

In the deep heart of the Rocky Mountains, just south of the alpine town of Leadville, a mountain known locally as the “Gentle Giant” overlooks snow-capped ranks of lesser peaks and hills. This is where she has lived for about thirty million years, and with any luck, the next thirty million years isn’t going to …

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The 5 Highest Peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains

While the Rocky Mountains of North America can’t quite compete with the incredible heights of Alaska, they still hold claim to many of the tallest points in the contiguous Unites States. In fact, other than the lonely Mount Whitney in California, the Rockies have all of the highest points in the contiguous U.S., and as such …

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Starter Peaks: Nine Easy Mountains to Climb in the U.S.

If you’re ready to tackle your first peak, or want to explore some of America’s amazing beginner treks, then consider one of these great beginner “walk up” mountains for your next climb. These are some of the easiest of the beginner mountains, and are great for most adventurers in good physical condition. Climbing one of …

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Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, or Rockies, are a major mountain range located in the west side of North America. The Rocky Mountains cover areas from New Mexico to British Columbia, Canada, spanning a massive area of over 3,000 miles!  The mountain chain holds a number of nature sanctuaries as well as tourist spots, including …

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Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert Mount Elbert is considered the “Gentle Giant” of U.S. mountain climbing because most routes on the ascent are hiking trails that are ranked lower on the scale of difficulty compared to other mountains. Featured Article: Mount Elbert: The Highest Peak in the Rocky Mountains Country: United States Mountain Range: Sawatch Range, Southern Rocky …

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