As great as those purple mountain majesties look in the distance, how are they to climb? We’ve got some of the best answers to that question. Just remember to seek permits where required and to be careful. Here are 15 U.S. mountains for your bucket list!
The mountain formerly known as McKinley is the highest peak on the continent, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet. It's in Alaska, among Denali National Park's 6 million acres and is widely considered one of the most challenging mountains to climb on the planet.
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