The Deadly Beauty Of Colorado’s Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells

Getting its name–and deadly reputation–from metamorphic sedimentary mudstone, Colorado’s 14,000 feet tall Maroon Bell peaks are a potentially fatal stunner. While situated a mere 12 miles away from scenic Aspen, mudstone is notoriously weak and is known for fracturing easily, a major hazard for zealous mountain climbers.

The Majesty Of The Kliuchevskoi Mountain

Kiluchevskoi Mountain Russia

To many indigenous groups, this title-bearing mountain (highest mountain the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula and the highest active volcano of Eurasia) represents the origins of the world as we know it. It’s pretty easy to see why.

Colorado’s Majestic Flatirons

Flat Irons Boulder Colorado

These 290 million-year-old stunners are Boulder, Colorado’s pride and joy. Why the odd name? Pioneer women who used flat metal irons to press their clothes saw fit to name these sandstone beauts in their honor.

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