Mountain Ranges You Need To Visit

Mountain Ranges You Need To Visit

1 . Teton Range

Part of the Rocky Mountains in Idaho and Wyoming, the Teton Range lacks foothills in the east which contributes to a very sharp rise out of the valley floor.

2 . Bernese Alps

One of the largest Alpine ranges, they are also the most glaciated. Thanks to modern raillinks, the northern part of the range is often visited by tourists throughout the year.

3 . Cascades

Extending from Washington all the way down to northern California, the Cascades include numerous volcanoes.

4 . Hohe Tauern

The Hohe Tauern (High Tauern) are home toAustrias highest mountains as well as the largest nature preserve in the Alps. For several months during summer you can enjoy the splendor of the mountains using theGrossglockner High Alpine Road.

5 . Sierra Nevada

Mostly found within the state of California, the Sierra Nevada features Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental US at 4,421 meters. It is also home to the largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe. Furthermore, both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parksattract numerous visitors year round.

6 . Andes

The longest land based mountain range in the world, the Andes run most of the length of South America and are also the worlds highest mountain range outside of Asia.

7 . Hindu Cush

A subrange of the Himalayas, the Hindu Cush stretch between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Due to conflict in the region it is not the safest place to visit, but apart from that the mountains are some of the highest and most impressive in the world.

8 . Kunlun Mountains

Another range found in Asia, the Kunlun Mountains form the northern border of the Tibetan Plateau.

9 . Scandinavian Mountains

Sometimes called the Scandes, in the west these mountains drop sharply into the North Sea to form the famous fjords of Norway.

10 . Dolomites

Part of the Italian Alps, the Dolomites have become a tourist mecca and are famous for their natural beauty.