The formation of mountains in the United States was a long, slow process caused by collisions in the earth’s crust. The result is beautiful scenery and vistas that beckon to us for hiking, skiing or just gazing in awe and wonder. Here are the 10 most gorgeous mountain settings in the United States.
1. Mount McKinley, Alaska Range
Mount McKinley is the nation’s highest mountain with a summit of over 20,000 feet. The view of this snow-capped majestic mountain from the north is breathtaking with Lake Wonder shimmering in the foreground. You can enjoy this mountain on what is said to be the highest vertical climb on earth, or you can enjoy it from the Alaska Railroad that boards in Anchorage.