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Magnificent and beautiful, the Rainbow Range spans 30 km and is now heavily eroded by glaciers carving into the volcanic rock and sands over a multitude of years.  It gets its name from the varied colours of its terrains' volcanic lavas and sands from heavy mineralization,  It is thought to be the result of the North American Plate passing over a hotspot, known as the Anahim hotspot. The only real separate volcanic peak associated with the Rainbow Range is Anahim Peak which sits towards the northeast. The highest point, Tsitsutl Peak 2,495 m (8,186 ft), is the highest summit of the Rainbow Range.

rainbow range
hiker standing on the rainbow range
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