Do the Rockies or the Laurentian Mountains have higher peaks?
The Rocky Mountains have higher peaks than the Laurentian Mountains, with its highest mountain, Mount Elbert, measuring about 4,401 metres (14,440 ft.), dwarfing Mount Raoul Blanchard, the Laurentian Mountains' highest peak, which measures about 1,166 metres (3,830 ft.).
The Rockies have higher peaks than the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian mountains are ancient geologically and so have worn down due to erosion, weather and so on. At 6,684 ft., Mt. Mitchell is the highest point in the Appalachians. The Rockies are younger and so have some very high peaks. The Rockies' highest peak is Colorado's Mt. Elbert at 14,440 ft.
The Rockies range from about 1500 meters to about 4400 meters, while the Alps range from about 2000 meters to about 4800 meters. Yes, the Rockies are higher on average. The Rockies have 53 peaks that rise over 14,000 ft above sea level and over 700 peaks that rise over 13,000ft. Maybe on average, as the Rockies are a wider and much longer mountain range. But the highest point in the Rockies is Mount Elbert…