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30 Travel-Inspiring Photos of Mountains

From majestic views of the Matterhorn to the snowy peaks of Mt. Rainier, here are your best shots of mountains around the world.

By Kaeli Conforti, Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013, 4:00 PM

Source Article: 30 Travel-Inspiring Photos of Mountains

Beautiful mountains near the town of Vang Vieng in Laos

"Beautiful mountains near the town of Vang Vieng in Laos."

(Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel)

Atlas Mountains

"The Atlas Mountain range extends over 1,600 miles and runs through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Traveling over them is a breathtaking experience."

(Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel)

Rocky Mountains in Colorado

"A view from Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado."

(Courtesy rsundeen/myBudgetTravel)

Keystone Cliffs in Nevada

"The Keystone Cliffs are formed of Jurassic-age sandstone called Aztec Sandstone that formed in a sea of sand dunes that covered the region long ago. In the Spring Mountains to the west are much older Paleozoic carbonate rocks that have been thrust over the younger Aztec Sandstone along the Keystone Fault, a major geologic structure in southern Nevada."

(Courtesy Buqo/myBudgetTravel)

Mountain in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

"A mountain in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica."

(Courtesy b2burton/myBudgetTravel)

The Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado

"The Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado."

(Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)

Maligne Lake outside Jasper in Alberta, Canada

"Photo taken from Maligne Lake which is located 46 km from Jasper in Alberta, Canada."

(Courtesy rsundeen/myBudgetTravel)

Scoresby Sound, Greenland

"We had majestic mountain views cruising through fjords in Scoresby Sound, Greenland."

(Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)

Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park

"View of Mt. McKinley from Stony Hill Overlook, 60 miles into Denali National Park."

(Courtesy pcottrell/myBudgetTravel)

Kalalau Point in Kauai, Hawaii

"On the western side of Kauai is Waimea Canyon, also called the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific.' Milepost 18 is Kalalau Point. This is a famous view that you will see in several Kauai travel and guide books. It's pretty hard to take a bad picture of Kalalau Point in my opinion."

(Courtesy ayashbasu/myBudgetTravel)

Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina

"The highlight of the 17-mile hike we took in Los Glaciares National Park in the Patagonia region of Southern Argentina was this view of the mountain range. The area is so pristine we were able to drink melted glacier water flowing in streams down from the mountains above."

(Courtesy gakout/myBudgetTravel)

Gods Window in Cape Town, South Africa

"The 12 Apostles in Cape Town, South Africa, taken on trip in November of 2009."

(Courtesy alexgbaguio/myBudgetTravel)

Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.

"Looking at the mountains surrounding Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska."

(Courtesy jmpomaha/myBudgetTravel)

Mt. Shuksan in Washington

"Mt. Shuksan reflected in Picture Lake in Washington's North Cascades."

(Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)

Great Smoky Mountains

"On vacation with my family a few years ago in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, USA."

(Courtesy daveantphoto/myBudgetTravel)

Swiss Alps Hike

"Just a regular hike (from First to Grosse Schiedegg) through the Swiss Alps in Grindelwald."

(Courtesy HikingGlory/myBudgetTravel)

Routeburn Track in New Zealand

"National Geographic rated the Routeburn Track in New Zealand as one of the 10 best hikes in the world. Routeburn was breathtaking, and we finished it up by getting picked up by a bus to the Milford Sound for a cruise."

(Courtesy annachron/myBudgetTravel)

Mt. Jefferson in Oregon

"This photo of Mt. Jefferson that was taken near Mt. Hood captures some of the mystery of blue mountains."

(Courtesy sssnancysss/myBudgetTravel)

Yellow Mountains in China

"These mountains are breathtaking! You feel as if you are walking through a Chinese painting. There are a few hotels in the mountains. You travel up part of the way by cable car, and then you hike. Pack light even though there are bearers to carry your bags."

(Courtesy sssnancysss/myBudgetTravel)

A view of Mt. Everest

"This tent camp is close to the base camp of the north face of Mt. Everest. We spent a night here on a trip on the Friendship Highway in Tibet. We had ever-changing views of awe-inspiring Everest. Here the top is in the clouds."

(Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)

Yosemite Valley in the winter

"Snow blankets the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, and El Capitan in the winter."

(Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)

Hoh National Rainforest in Washington State

"A few mountain photographs taken outside Hoh National Rainforest in Washington State."

(Courtesy denesmeyer/myBudgetTravel)

View of Perus Andes Mountains

"View of the Andes Mountains while mountain biking through the Sacred Valley in Peru."

(Courtesy knicks/myBudgetTravel)

View of the Matterhorn

"I took the Gornergrat up to the observatory and hiked back down to Zermatt for this view of the Matterhorn."

(Courtesy pcottrell/myBudgetTravel)

Zillertal Alps in Austria

"View of the Zillertal Alps in Austria from a hike in Berliner Hütte."

(Courtesy HikingGlory/myBudgetTravel)

Mt. Baker in Washington

"Mt. Baker behind Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, Washington."

(Courtesy Rebalyn/myBudgetTravel)

Mount Rainier Winter

"Mount Rainier on a clear winter day."

(Courtesy Rebalyn/myBudgetTravel)

A view of the Grand Tetons at Dawn

"A view of the Grand Tetons at dawn."

(Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)

Smoky Mountains

"Clingman's Dome in Smoky Mountains National Park."

(Courtesy billspix/myBudgetTravel)

Karwendel Mountain in Mittenwald, Germany

"View of Karwendel Mountain in Mittenwald, Germany."

(Courtesy rlsantucijr/myBudgetTravel)

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