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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.).

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Do the Appalachian Mountains or the Rockies have higher peaks?

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.

Which mountains have higher peaks the Appalachian Mountains or the Rocky Mountains?

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What mountains are in the rockys?

The rockies are a mountain range. I will place a link below where you can find out the names of some of the mountain peaks in the rockies.

How does the Matterhorn compare size with peaks in the Rockies?

how does matterhorn compare to the peaks of the rockies

How do the rocky mountains differ from the appalachain mountains?

The Appalachain mountains are more like hills then mountains and the rockies are much taller mountains with sharp jagged peaks rising above the tree line

What is higher the Pyrenees Mountains or The Alps?

The Alps contain peaks that are higher than those in the Pyrenees.

Which is higher the Pyrenees Mountains or the alps?

The Alps contain peaks that are higher than those in the Pyrenees.

Are the Rocky Mountains taller than the Swiss Alps?

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 at 14,440 ft (4,401 m) whereas Mont Blanc in the Alps is higher 4,808 meters (15,774 ft). The Alps also have 128 peaks over 4,000 meters (13,123 ft).

How high is the mountain rocky?

There are 54 mountain peaks in the Colorado Rockies that are higher than 14,000 feet.

What kind of mountains are in Tennessee?

The Appalachian and the Smokey Mtns. The are relatively old and weather worn mountains (smooth) as compared to 'young' mountains like the Rockies or the Alps, which are jagged with rugged, sharp peaks.

The peaks of the Rocky Mountains are higher and more jagged than the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains because?

The Appalachians are much older and have therefore been exposed to much more weathering and erosion.

What is unique about the Rocky Mountains?

how far it streches throught Canada to New Mexicco. The Huge peaks are also a unique thing abote the Rockies.

Which mountains have higher peaks the Appalachian Mountains North Caroline or Rocky Mountain in Colorado?

Colorado has 53 mountain peaks that rise over 14,000 feet above sea level and the highest is mount Elbert at 14,433. North Caroline has Mt Michell the highest peak in the Appalachian mountain and is only 6,684 ft above sea level so the Colorado rockies are much bigger

How are the Rockies like some of the other mountain ranges in the US?

First of all, these wonderful mountains that are nick named "Rockies" or the Rocky Mountains, are located in the West Region of the US. One way they look a like or have something in common with the other mountain ranges in the US, is that they all have high, rugged mountains with many peaks!

What are the tallest peaks in the Canadian rockies?

mount robson

Similarities between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian mountains?

not much. the Appalachian mountains are old eroded mountains with not much left to them but the rockies have tall sharp jagged peaks that rise above the tree line some above 14,000 ft above sea level

What range of mountains with jagged peaks?

Can anytone tell me the range of mountains with jagged peaks - i - r - a Sierra

Which has higher elevation - Andes or Rockies?

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Why do the Rocky Mountains have sharp peaks not rounded peaks?

As mountains go, they are relatively new, and have not weathered.

How long does it take to climb the rocky mountains?

The length of time it takes to climb one of the mountains in the Rockies depends on several factors. Certain peaks at around 14,000 feet high can be climbed in 8 to 14 hours by experienced climbers in good condition. There are other peaks that can take two days to climb.

Why do not cactus grow in mountains?

Cacti do grown in many desert mountain areas. They usually do not grow on the higher peaks, however.

What are Wisconsin's major mountains?

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Why are the rocky mountains in the west higher with sharper peaks than the more rounded Appalachian mountains in the east?

because its hotter in the west than it is in the east and when the mountains get snowy in the winter they some what the rocks gets hardened and dissolve

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What is Texas famous mountains?

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