Highest mountain peaks of Alaska

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The following sortable table lists the 23 mountain peaks of the U.S. State of Alaska with at least 4000 meters (13,123.4 feet) of topographic elevation and at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. Topographic isolation is defined as the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921.3 feet) of topographic prominence.

Major 4000 meter peaks[edit]

The 23 mountain peaks of Alaska with at least 4000 meters of elevation
and at least 500 meters of prominence


Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount McKinley[1][2]
(Denali)
Alaska Range !B9912687379076 20,320 ft
6194 m
!B9912759552540 20,174 ft
6149 m
!B9841762431953 4,629 mi
7,450 km
63°04′08″N 151°00′23″W / 63.0690°N 151.0063°W / 63.0690; -151.0063 (Mount McKinley)
2 Mount Saint Elias[3][4][5] Saint Elias Mountains !B9913894986314 18,009 ft
5489 m
!B9918599760475 11,250 ft
3429 m
!B9893740492125 26 mi
41 km
60°17′35″N 140°55′35″W / 60.2931°N 140.9264°W / 60.2931; -140.9264 (Mount Saint Elias)
3 Mount Foraker[6] Alaska Range !B9914238739699 17,400 ft
5304 m
!B9922993427073 7,250 ft
2210 m
!B9899584911495 14 mi
23 km
62°57′37″N 151°23′59″W / 62.9604°N 151.3998°W / 62.9604; -151.3998 (Mount Foraker)
4 Mount Bona[7][8] Saint Elias Mountains !B9914739580743 16,550 ft
5044 m
!B9923488227645 6,900 ft
2103 m
!B9887097182113 50 mi
80 km
61°23′08″N 141°44′58″W / 61.3856°N 141.7495°W / 61.3856; -141.7495 (Mount Bona)
5 Mount Blackburn[9][10][11] Wrangell Mountains !B9914836731837 16,390 ft
4996 m
!B9918258972976 11,640 ft
3548 m
!B9885109574754 61 mi
98 km
61°43′50″N 143°24′11″W / 61.7305°N 143.4031°W / 61.7305; -143.4031 (Mount Blackburn)
6 Mount Sanford[12] Wrangell Mountains !B9914930511026 16,237 ft
4949 m
!B9922408125614 7,687 ft
2343 m
!B9889210934505 40 mi
65 km
62°12′48″N 144°07′45″W / 62.2132°N 144.1292°W / 62.2132; -144.1292 (Mount Sanford)
7 Mount Fairweather[13][14][15]
(Fairweather Mountain)
Saint Elias Mountains !B9915525857031 15,299 ft
4663 m
!B9917157482023 12,995 ft
3961 m
!B9877902839995 125 mi
201 km
58°54′23″N 137°31′36″W / 58.9064°N 137.5267°W / 58.9064; -137.5267 (Mount Fairweather)
8 Mount Hubbard[16][17] Saint Elias Mountains !B9915712009593 15,016 ft
4577 m
!B9921933036274 8,061 ft
2457 m
!B9895556427023 21 mi
34 km
60°19′09″N 139°04′17″W / 60.3192°N 139.0714°W / 60.3192; -139.0714 (Mount Hubbard)
9 Mount Bear[18] Saint Elias Mountains !B9915836243259 14,831 ft
4520 m
!B9926604623045 5,052 ft
1540 m
!B9896156307000 20 mi
32 km
61°17′00″N 141°08′36″W / 61.2834°N 141.1433°W / 61.2834; -141.1433 (Mount Bear)
10 Mount Hunter[19] Alaska Range !B9916011737646 14,573 ft
4442 m
!B9927439074389 4,648 ft
1417 m
!B9906880059742 7 mi
11 km
62°57′01″N 151°05′29″W / 62.9504°N 151.0915°W / 62.9504; -151.0915 (Mount Hunter)
11 Mount Alverstone[20][21][22] Saint Elias Mountains !B9916018155951 14,564 ft
4439 m
!B9924244153484 6,398 ft
1950 m
!B9918057706951 2.2 mi
3.6 km
60°21′06″N 139°04′30″W / 60.3518°N 139.0749°W / 60.3518; -139.0749 (Mount Alverstone)
12 University Peak[23] Saint Elias Mountains !B9916082657286 14,470 ft
4410 m
!B9931140711949 3,210 ft
978 m
!B9913054977936 3.7 mi
6.0 km
61°19′38″N 141°47′12″W / 61.3272°N 141.7867°W / 61.3272; -141.7867 (University Peak)
13 Mount Wrangell[24] Wrangell Mountains !B9916297118019 14,163 ft
4317 m
!B9925552602430 5,613 ft
1711 m
!B9899221390605 15 mi
24 km
62°00′21″N 144°01′07″W / 62.0059°N 144.0187°W / 62.0059; -144.0187 (Mount Wrangell)
14 Mount Augusta[25][26] Saint Elias Mountains !B9916361911154 14,072 ft
4289 m
!B9926546351595 5,082 ft
1549 m
!B9899485235697 14 mi
23 km
60°18′28″N 140°27′31″W / 60.3078°N 140.4586°W / 60.3078; -140.4586 (Mount Augusta)
15 Atna Peaks[27] Wrangell Mountains !B9916513367090 13,860 ft
4225 m
!B9934873486915 2,210 ft
674 m
!B9913240951174 3.6 mi
5.9 km
61°44′58″N 143°14′29″W / 61.7495°N 143.2414°W / 61.7495; -143.2414 (Atna Peaks)
16 Regal Mountain[28][29] Wrangell Mountains !B9916524190716 13,845 ft
4220 m
!B9927998736590 4,395 ft
1340 m
!B9901106113718 12 mi
20 km
61°44′38″N 142°52′03″W / 61.7438°N 142.8675°W / 61.7438; -142.8675 (Regal Mountain)
17 Mount Hayes[30][31] Alaska Range !B9916533602816 13,832 ft
4216 m
!B9918373896567 11,507 ft
3507 m
!B9877708457950 127 mi
205 km
63°37′13″N 146°43′04″W / 63.6203°N 146.7178°W / 63.6203; -146.7178 (Mount Hayes)
18 Mount Cook[32][33] Saint Elias Mountains !B9916585897885 13,760 ft
4194 m
!B9922378251375 7,710 ft
2350 m
!B9899395086986 15 mi
23 km
60°10′55″N 139°58′51″W / 60.1819°N 139.9808°W / 60.1819; -139.9808 (Mount Cook)
19 Mount Natazhat[34] Saint Elias Mountains !B9916824804457 13,435 ft
4095 m
!B9924910867408 5,985 ft
1824 m
!B9898761728234 15 mi
25 km
61°31′18″N 141°06′11″W / 61.5217°N 141.1030°W / 61.5217; -141.1030 (Mount Natazhat)
20 Mount Jarvis[35] Wrangell Mountains !B9916835237273 13,421 ft
4091 m
!B9927177887997 4,771 ft
1454 m
!B9902046546060 11 mi
18 km
62°01′24″N 143°37′11″W / 62.0234°N 143.6198°W / 62.0234; -143.6198 (Mount Jarvis)
21 Tressider Peak[36] Saint Elias Mountains !B9916914534497 13,315 ft
4058 m
!B9937705229937 1,665 ft
507 m
!B9914170190680 3.3 mi
5.3 km
61°21′32″N 141°39′59″W / 61.3590°N 141.6664°W / 61.3590; -141.6664 (Tressider Peak)
22 Mount Silverthrone[37] Alaska Range !B9916986123490 13,220 ft
4029 m
!B9931047728715 3,240 ft
988 m
!B9905490691631 8 mi
13 km
63°06′57″N 150°40′32″W / 63.1157°N 150.6755°W / 63.1157; -150.6755 (Mount Silverthrone)
23 Mount Marcus Baker[38][39] Chugach Mountains !B9917019483785 13,176 ft
4016 m
!B9919053468674 10,751 ft
3277 m
!B9877741737479 127 mi
204 km
61°26′15″N 147°45′09″W / 61.4374°N 147.7525°W / 61.4374; -147.7525 (Mount Marcus Baker)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The summit of Mount McKinley is the highest point of the Alaska Range, the State of Alaska, the United States of America, and all of greater North America.
  2. ^ "Mount McKinley". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ The summit of Mount Saint Elias is the highest point of the Saint Elias Mountains and the second highest peak of both Canada and the United States.
  4. ^ "Mount Saint Elias". Geographical Names of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mount Saint Elias". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mount Foraker". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ The summit of Mount Bona is the highest point of the northwest Saint Elias Mountains.
  8. ^ "Mount Bona". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ The summit of Mount Blackburn is the highest point of the Wrangell Mountains.
  10. ^ "Mount Blackburn". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mount Blackburn". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mount Sanford". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ The summit of Mount Fairweather is the highest point of the Fairweather Range and the Province of British Columbia.
  14. ^ "Mount Fairweather". Geographical Names of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Mount Fairweather". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mount Hubbard". Geographical Names of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Mount Hubbard". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Mount Bear". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Mount Hunter". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Mount Alverstone". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Mount Alverstone". Geographical Names of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Mount Alverstone". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  23. ^ "University Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Mount Wrangell". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Mount Augusta". Geographical Names of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Mount Augusta". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Atna Peaks". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Regal Mountain". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Regal Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  30. ^ The summit of Mount Hayes is the highest point of the Hayes Range.
  31. ^ "Mount Hayes". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Mount Cook". Geographical Names of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  33. ^ "Mount Cook". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  34. ^ "Mount Natazhat". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  35. ^ "Mount Jarvis". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Tressider Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Mount Silverthrone". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  38. ^ The summit of Mount Marcus Baker is the highest point of the Chugach Mountains.
  39. ^ "Mount Marcus Baker". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 

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