The famous Rocky Mountains, often called the "Rockies" are located in the western sections of both the United States of America and Canada. The Rockies were formed during the Laramide period of mountain formation also known as the orogeny. The Rocky Mountains have several peaks that have towering heights, the highest of which will be outlined here.
Mount Elbert is known as the tallest mountain in the Rocky chain. It is located in the Colorado and has a height of 4401 meters. It was named in honor of Samuel Elbert who was a statesman in Colorado and played a vital role in the transformation of the state.
Mount Massive is a close second with a height of 4398 meters. It was first climbed in the year 1873. The mountain is home to several glacial lakes.
This summit is recorded as the third highest peak of all the Rocky Mountains. The peak was was named for Harvard University in 1869. It measures 4395 meters by height.
This peak fourth in line on the list is Blanca. The peak is approximately 4374 meters tall. The mountain is sacred to the Navajo people.
La Plata Peak
Fifth in the list among the highest peaks of the Rockies is La Plata. The peak is referred to as La Plata due to the high presence of silver deposits in its vicinity. The summit measures 4372 meters.
The majority of the tallest points of the Rocky Mountains are located in Colorado. This has made the state a popular destination among tourists, especially those seeking a type of adventure that only the mountains can provide.