Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Top 10 "Cliffs" worth the Share.

Toroweap (a.k.a Tuweep), Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States; 900 m (3,000 ft).


Royal Gorge the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas  River 1,250 feet (380 m) in places.

Royal Gorge Bridge tallest bridge in the world until 2001 when the Liuguanghe Bridge in China was built and topped it.


Uncompahgre Peak, northeast face, San Juan Range, Colorado, 275 m (550 m rise above surrounding plateau).


Grand Teton, north face Teton Range, Wyoming 760 m (2,490 ft).

El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada, California, United States; 900 m (3,000 ft).

Longs Peak Diamond, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 400 m.

Faces of Shiprock, New Mexico, United States, 400 m.  This photograph was taken from Mesa Verde National Park approximately 80 miles away. It looked like the Disney Cinderella Castle to me.


Cliffs of Mohr Ireland, 217 m above Atlantic Ocean. I could produce a photograph of a very fogged in Cliffs of Mohr because that is what I saw the day I was there but instead I will offer a link that has a  better picture.  Even in the fog the area held much mystique.

White Cliffs of Dover 100 m above the Strait of Dover.  If you take a ferry across the English Channel, the view just keeps getting more and more spectacular.


Cliff Dwelling Spruce Tree House built into a natural alcove measuring 216 feet (66 meters) at greatest width and 89 feet (27 meters) at its greatest depth is located in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.  It is the third largest. (nps.gov.)

Recommendation:  Always look up, don't look down.  It changes the perception. Everyone knows NEVER to get too close to the edge right?  Just asking.

Interesting to me, the highest cliff is in Pakistanat 4,600 above land.  I would have never known.  Check out the list of cliffs in wikipedia.

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