Major Mountain Ranges and Rivers of the United States


Major Mountain Ranges and Rivers of the United States


• SS3G1 The student will locate major topographical features.

• a. Identify major rivers of the United States of America:

Missisippi, Ohio, Rio Grande, Colorado, Hudson.

• b. Identify major mountain ranges of the United States of

America: Appalachian, Rocky.

Colorado River

• Runs through: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California

• Major river of the Southwestern United States

Rio Grande River

• It starts in the Rocky Mountains

• Flows through the entire state of New Mexico, Colorado, and around the entire southern boarder of Texas

Mississippi River

• The Mississippi River lies in the following ten US states: Louisiana,

Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa,

Wisconsin and Minnesota

Ohio River

• Runs through Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio

• Largest tributary to the Mississippi River. It is 981 miles long.

Hudson River

• It is located in New York, flows north to south. It also forms the boarder of

New York and Mexico

• It is 315 miles long

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Mnemonic for Rivers

Appalachian Mountains

• Runs through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South

Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland,

Pennsylvania, and New York

Rocky Mountains

• This mountain range runs through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah,

Colorado, New Mexico