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View Poll Results: Which US mountain range is the equivalent of the Alps
Rockies 41 63.08%
Appalachians 2 3.08%
Ozarks 0 0%
Other 22 33.85%
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Hands down the Alps are more impressive than any mountain ranges in the US.
I would respectfully disagree, have you been to Alaska?
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Id say the Tetons, but the Sierra Nevadas and Rockies are somewhat similar, too.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I would respectfully disagree, have you been to Alaska?


Disagree. Show a pic of an Alaska mountain range with the deep valleys and steep walls of snowcapped Alps. The Alps are very steep and deeply glaciated.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:19 PM
 
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The Sierra Nevada or the Cascades. When you get down to it, the Rockies are nice mountains, but only have a local relief of about 8,000 feet - which really isn't that impressive.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:31 PM
 
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Disagree. Show a pic of an Alaska mountain range with the deep valleys and steep walls of snowcapped Alps. The Alps are very steep and deeply glaciated.
Denali is big but looks "pudgy"
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:29 PM
 
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Juneau is the only city in Alaska that I can even think of that would remotely resemble the Alps. Still, though, no.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:41 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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San Juan Range in south-western Colorado.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_Mountains

Ouray Colorado has often been referred to as the Switzerland of the Rockies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouray,_Colorado


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I would tend to agree with that choice. Those mountains are very dramatic, tall and craggy, with villages like Ouray (and let's include Telluride!) nestled in narrow valleys. No lederhosen, though.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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The San Juans in Colorado have some similarities
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