Pacific Coast Ranges facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPacific Coast Ranges
Canadian Coast Range, Whistler, British Columbia
|Elevation||5,959 m (19,551 ft)|
|Length||3,800 mi (6,100 km)|
|Countries||United States, Canada and Mexico|
|Parent range||North American Cordillera|
The Pacific Coast Ranges are officially called the Pacific Mountain System in the United States. However, our title is what people use most.
The Pacific Coast Ranges are part of the North American Cordillera. Broadly speaking, the coastal ranges include the mountains and basins down the Pacific coast from Canada to Mexico. That does not include the Rocky Mountains and their basins: they are included in the North American Cordillera.
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