Blue MountainsBlue Mountains
heavily forested mountain range of NE Oreg. & SE Wash.: highest peak, 9,105 ft (2,775 m)
Origin of Blue Mountainsfrom their bluish appearance at a distance
- A range of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington consisting of an uplifted, eroded part of the Columbia Plateau. It rises to 2,776 m (9,106 ft) in Oregon.
- A range of eastern Jamaica rising to 2,256 m (7,402 ft) at Blue Mountain Peak. It is a coffee-growing area.
- A mountainous region in New South Wales, Australia.
- A small mountain range on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada.
- A mountain range located in the northeastern Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- The longest mountain range in Jamaica.
- A range of rugged hills in West Otago, in southern New Zealand.
- A mountain range in the northeastern section of the Aïr Massif, Niger.
- A mountain range in the western United States, located largely in northeastern Oregon and stretching into southeastern Washington.
Many other countries also refer to other ranges as Blue Mountains, either as the official name, or as a literal translation of the original name.