12 Things That Are About 6000 Feet (ft) Long/Tall/High

Ever imagined what type of things could be about 6000 feet long, tall or high?

Six thousand feet is pretty high up or very long. When we consider how long 6,000 feet really is, it’s likely to be taller than most buildings.

In fact, our list of things that are 6,000 feet long or tall consists of various mountains. Take a look at some of the beautiful outdoor spaces you’ll find 6,000 feet high.

1. The Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern to northeastern North America.

The mountain range is mostly in the U.S., but it extends into southeastern Canada, forming a zone from 100 to 300 miles (160 to 480 km) wide, running from the island of Newfoundland 1,500 miles (2,400 km) southwestward to Central Alabama.

The system is divided into a series of ranges, with the individual mountains averaging around 3,000 feet (910 m). The highest of the group is Mount Mitchell in North Carolina at 6,684 feet (2,037 m), which is the highest point in the U.S.east of the Mississippi River.

2. Mount Washington

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S. at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m) and the most topographically prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.

The mountain is notorious for its erratic weather. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a wind speed of 231 miles per hour (372 km/h) at the summit, the world record from 1934 until 1996.

Mount Washington still holds the record for highest measured wind speed not associated with a tornado or tropical cyclone.

3. Rocky Mountains

Colorado Springs lies at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of just over 6,000 feet and is a springboard to some of Colorado’s best hiking trails and many other outdoor activities.

Just a few of the energetic activities you can try to include are white water rafting in the Royal Gorge, hiking in the beautiful Garden of the Gods Park, or cycling the Barr Trail.

4. Mountains at Lyman Lake State Park

Created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River, Lyman Lake State Park is a 1,200-acre park that encompasses the shoreline of a 1,500-acre reservoir at an elevation of 6,000 feet.

It is fed by snowmelt from the slopes of Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain, the second and third highest mountains in Arizona.

Water is channeled into this river valley from a 790-square-mile watershed extending into New Mexico.

5. Smoky Mountains

An International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to rugged mountains (many peaks at and above 6,000 feet), historic homesteads, old-growth forests, famous hiking trails, and 100,000 different types of plants and animals. 

6. Truuli Peak

Truuli Peak is a mountain summit located in the Kenai Mountains, in the U.S. state of Alaska. At 6,612 ft (2,015 m), Truuli Peak is the highest mountain in the Kenai Mountains on the Kenai Peninsula in southern Alaska. 

7. Snow Tower

Snow Tower is a mountain summit located in the Coast Mountains, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located in the state capital Juneau. Snow Tower has an elevation of 6,572 feet (2,003 m).

8. Mount Heng  

Mount Heng, also known by its Chinese name Hengshan, is a mountain in north-central China’s Shanxi Province, known as the northern mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China.

Heng Shan in Shanxi Province is sometimes known as the Northern Heng Shan, and the one in Hunan Province as Southern Heng Shan.

Both mountains have the same pronunciation in Chinese, and the Southern Heng Shan is also one of the Five Sacred Mountains. Its highest point is 6,617 feet.

9. Gora Nevskaya

Gora Nevskaya is a mountain in the Omsukchan Range, Kolyma Mountains. This 1,828 m (5,997 ft) high mountain is the highest point of the Kolyma Mountains, part of the East Siberian Mountains.

10. Cerro La Campana

Cerro la Campana, the Bell mountain, is a mountain in La Campana National Park in central Chile. The Pacific and the mountain Aconcagua are visible from the summit on clear days.

Cerro la Campana has an elevation level of 6,170 feet (1,880 m).

11. Dinara

Dinara is a 100 kilometers (62 miles) long mountain range in the Dinaric Alps, located on the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

It has four major mountains or peaks, from north-west to south-east: Llica or Ujilica (1654 m); Sinjal or Dinara (1831 m); Kamesnica, with peak Konj (1855 m), and Troglav (1913 m) or 6,276 feet, which is the highest peak in the range.

Dinara is the longest massif within the karstic mountain chain of the western Balkan peninsula.

12. Punta La Marmora

Punta La Marmora is a mountain in the Gennargentu range in Sardinia, Italy. With its summit at an elevation of 1,834 m or 6,017 feet, it is the highest peak on the island.

Punta La Marmora is situated just east of the approximate center of Sardinia, and the summit offers good views of the entire island. On a clear day, most of the coastline and all the surrounding peaks are visible.