List of 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 20,320 ft
6194 m
20,174 ft
6149 m
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 18,009 ft
5489 m
11,250 ft
3429 m
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 17,400 ft
5304 m
7,250 ft
2210 m
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 16,550 ft
5044 m
6,900 ft
2103 m
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 16,390 ft
4996 m
11,640 ft
3548 m
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 16,237 ft
4949 m
7,687 ft
2343 m
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 15,299 ft
4663 m
12,995 ft
3961 m
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 15,016 ft
4577 m
8,061 ft
2457 m
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 14,831 ft
4520 m
5,052 ft
1540 m
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 14,573 ft
4442 m
4,648 ft
1417 m
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 14,564 ft
4439 m
6,398 ft
1950 m
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 14,470 ft
4410 m
3,210 ft
978 m
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 14,163 ft
4317 m
5,613 ft
1711 m
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 14,072 ft
4289 m
5,082 ft
1549 m
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 13,860 ft
4225 m
2,210 ft
674 m
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 13,845 ft
4220 m
4,395 ft
1340 m
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 13,832 ft
4216 m
11,507 ft
3507 m
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 13,760 ft
4194 m
7,710 ft
2350 m
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 13,435 ft
4095 m
5,985 ft
1824 m
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 13,421 ft
4091 m
4,771 ft
1454 m
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 13,315 ft
4058 m
1,665 ft
507 m
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 13,220 ft
4029 m
3,240 ft
988 m
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 13,176 ft
4016 m
10,751 ft
3277 m
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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