Mystical Wonders of Earth: Rainbow Mountains


Ava Bartley

Don’t you just love rainbows? Do you wish you could live on, or next to, one? Do you also love mountains? Well, you’re in luck! Although it may not sound real, the Rainbow Mountains is a mountainous section in the Andes of Peru. How is it possible?

Rainbow Mountains

The Rainbow Mountains’ wonderful coloring seemed to be caused by weathering, environmental conditions, and sedimentary deposits over a long period. It is a beautiful tourist place where you can hike and take pictures.

There are actually two mountains with rainbow patterns, one mentioned previously in Peru and the other in China. The Chinese rainbow mountains are referred to as “Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park”. However, unlike the Peru mountains, the Chinese colors are striped a different way. The colors were formed in a different way as well. With sand and silt deposited with iron and trace allowed it to become the gorgeous mountains we know today. Both are pretty good tourist attractions, and I highly recommend going someday