List of the major 4000-meter summits of Alaska

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Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak of the United States and North America. Denali is the third most topographically prominent and third most topographically isolated summit on Earth after Mount Everest and Aconcagua.

The following sortable table comprises the 23 mountain peaks of the U.S. State of Alaska with at least 4000 meters (13,123 feet) of topographic elevation and at least 500 meters (1640 feet) of topographic prominence.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. The topographic prominence of a summit is the elevation difference between that summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. The topographic isolation of a summit is the minimum great-circle distance to a point of equal 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 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence. There are 65 ultra-prominent summits in Alaska.

If an elevation or prominence is calculated as a range of values, the arithmetic mean is shown.

Major 4000-meter summits[edit]

Of the 104 major 4000-meter summits of the United States, the following 23 rise in Alaska. Five of these peaks lie on the international border with Yukon and one lies on the international border with British Columbia.

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

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Denali[1][2][3]
(Mount McKinley)
Alaska Range 6190.5 m
20,310 ft
6141 m
20,146 ft
7,451 km
4,630 mi
63°04′08″N 151°00′23″W / 63.0690°N 151.0063°W / 63.0690; -151.0063 (Denali)
2 Mount Saint Elias[4][5][6] Saint Elias Mountains 5489 m
18,009 ft
3429 m
11,250 ft
41.3 km
25.6 mi
60°17′34″N 140°55′51″W / 60.2927°N 140.9307°W / 60.2927; -140.9307 (Mount Saint Elias)
3 Mount Foraker[7][8] Alaska Range 5304 m
17,400 ft
2210 m
7,250 ft
23.0 km
14.27 mi
62°57′37″N 151°23′59″W / 62.9604°N 151.3998°W / 62.9604; -151.3998 (Mount Foraker)
4 Mount Bona[9][10][11] Saint Elias Mountains 5044 m
16,550 ft
2103 m
6,900 ft
80.0 km
49.7 mi
61°23′08″N 141°44′58″W / 61.3856°N 141.7495°W / 61.3856; -141.7495 (Mount Bona)
5 Mount Blackburn[12][13][14][15] Wrangell Mountains 4996 m
16,390 ft
3548 m
11,640 ft
97.6 km
60.7 mi
61°43′50″N 143°24′11″W / 61.7305°N 143.4031°W / 61.7305; -143.4031 (Mount Blackburn)
6 Mount Sanford[16][17] Wrangell Mountains 4949 m
16,237 ft
2343 m
7,687 ft
64.8 km
40.3 mi
62°12′48″N 144°07′45″W / 62.2132°N 144.1292°W / 62.2132; -144.1292 (Mount Sanford)
7 Mount Fairweather[18][19][20]
(Fairweather Mountain)
Saint Elias Mountains 4671 m
15,325 ft
3961 m
12,995 ft
201 km
124.7 mi
58°54′23″N 137°31′35″W / 58.9064°N 137.5265°W / 58.9064; -137.5265 (Mount Fairweather)
8 Mount Hubbard[21][22] Saint Elias Mountains 4557 m
14,951 ft
2457 m
8,061 ft
34.4 km
21.3 mi
60°19′10″N 139°04′21″W / 60.3194°N 139.0726°W / 60.3194; -139.0726 (Mount Hubbard)
9 Mount Bear[23][24] Saint Elias Mountains 4520 m
14,831 ft
1540 m
5,054 ft
32.4 km
20.1 mi
61°17′00″N 141°08′36″W / 61.2834°N 141.1433°W / 61.2834; -141.1433 (Mount Bear)
10 Mount Hunter[25][26] Alaska Range 4442 m
14,573 ft
1418 m
4,653 ft
11.07 km
6.88 mi
62°57′01″N 151°05′29″W / 62.9504°N 151.0915°W / 62.9504; -151.0915 (Mount Hunter)
11 Mount Alverstone[27][28][29]
(Boundary Point 180)
Saint Elias Mountains 4420 m
14,500 ft
594 m
1,950 ft
3.62 km
2.25 mi
60°21′06″N 139°04′30″W / 60.3518°N 139.0749°W / 60.3518; -139.0749 (Mount Alverstone)
12 University Peak[30][31] Saint Elias Mountains 4410 m
14,470 ft
978 m
3,210 ft
5.97 km
3.71 mi
61°19′38″N 141°47′12″W / 61.3272°N 141.7867°W / 61.3272; -141.7867 (University Peak)
13 Mount Wrangell[32][33] Wrangell Mountains 4317 m
14,163 ft
1711 m
5,613 ft
23.8 km
14.79 mi
62°00′21″N 144°01′07″W / 62.0059°N 144.0187°W / 62.0059; -144.0187 (Mount Wrangell)
14 Mount Augusta[34][35] Saint Elias Mountains 4289 m
14,070 ft
1549 m
5,082 ft
23.2 km
14.41 mi
60°18′27″N 140°27′30″W / 60.3074°N 140.4584°W / 60.3074; -140.4584 (Mount Augusta)
15 Atna Peaks[36][37] Wrangell Mountains 4225 m
13,860 ft
674 m
2,210 ft
5.86 km
3.64 mi
61°44′58″N 143°14′29″W / 61.7495°N 143.2414°W / 61.7495; -143.2414 (Atna Peaks)
16 Regal Mountain[38][39][40] Wrangell Mountains 4220 m
13,845 ft
1340 m
4,395 ft
19.72 km
12.25 mi
61°44′38″N 142°52′03″W / 61.7438°N 142.8675°W / 61.7438; -142.8675 (Regal Mountain)
17 Mount Hayes[41][42][43] Alaska Range 4216 m
13,832 ft
3507 m
11,507 ft
205 km
127.2 mi
63°37′13″N 146°43′04″W / 63.6203°N 146.7178°W / 63.6203; -146.7178 (Mount Hayes)
18 Mount Cook[44][45] Saint Elias Mountains 4194 m
13,760 ft
2350 m
7,710 ft
23.4 km
14.54 mi
60°10′54″N 139°58′52″W / 60.1816°N 139.9811°W / 60.1816; -139.9811 (Mount Cook)
19 Mount Natazhat[46][47] Saint Elias Mountains 4095 m
13,435 ft
1824 m
5,985 ft
24.9 km
15.49 mi
61°31′18″N 141°06′11″W / 61.5217°N 141.1030°W / 61.5217; -141.1030 (Mount Natazhat)
20 Mount Jarvis[48][49] Wrangell Mountains 4091 m
13,421 ft
1454 m
4,771 ft
17.95 km
11.15 mi
62°01′24″N 143°37′11″W / 62.0234°N 143.6198°W / 62.0234; -143.6198 (Mount Jarvis)
21 Tressider Peak[50][51] Saint Elias Mountains 4058 m
13,315 ft
507 m
1,665 ft
5.34 km
3.32 mi
61°21′32″N 141°39′59″W / 61.3590°N 141.6664°W / 61.3590; -141.6664 (Tressider Peak)
22 Mount Silverthrone[52][53] Alaska Range 4029 m
13,220 ft
988 m
3,240 ft
12.72 km
7.90 mi
63°06′57″N 150°40′32″W / 63.1157°N 150.6755°W / 63.1157; -150.6755 (Mount Silverthrone)
23 Mount Marcus Baker[54][55][56] Chugach Mountains 4016 m
13,176 ft
3277 m
10,751 ft
204 km
126.8 mi
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 Denali is the highest point of the Alaska Range, the State of Alaska, the United States of America, and all of North America. Denali is the third most topographically prominent and third most topographically isolated summit on Earth after Mount Everest and Aconcagua.
  2. ^ "Denali". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Denali". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Mount Saint Elias is the second highest major summit of both Canada and the United States.
  5. ^ "Mount Saint Elias". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Mount Saint Elias". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Mount Foraker". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mount Foraker". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ The summit of Mount Bona is the highest point of the northwest Saint Elias Mountains.
  10. ^ "Mount Bona". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Mount Bona". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  12. ^ The summit of Mount Blackburn is the highest point of the Wrangell Mountains.
  13. ^ "MT BLACKBURN". Datasheet for NGS Station UV4136. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Mount Blackburn". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Mount Blackburn". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Mount Sanford". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Mount Sanford". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  18. ^ Mount Fairweather on the international border of Alaska is the highest point the Canadian Province of British Columbia.
  19. ^ "Mount Fairweather". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Mount Fairweather". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Mount Hubbard". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Mount Hubbard". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Mount Bear". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Mount Bear". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Mount Hunter". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Mount Hunter". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  27. ^ "BOUNDARY POINT 180". Datasheet for NGS Station UV3032. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Mount Alverstone". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Mount Alverstone". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  30. ^ "University Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  31. ^ "University Peak". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  32. ^ "Mount Wrangell". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  33. ^ "Mount Wrangell". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  34. ^ "Mount Augusta". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Mount Augusta". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  36. ^ "Atna Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  37. ^ "Atna Peaks". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  38. ^ "REGAL MOUNTAIN". Datasheet for NGS Station UV4133. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  39. ^ "Regal Mountain". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Regal Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  41. ^ The summit of Mount Hayes is the highest point of the Hayes Range.
  42. ^ "Mount Hayes". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  43. ^ "Mount Hayes". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  44. ^ "Mount Cook". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  45. ^ "Mount Cook". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  46. ^ "Mount Natazhat". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  47. ^ "Mount Natazhat". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  48. ^ "Mount Jarvis". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  49. ^ "Mount Jarvis". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  50. ^ "Tressider Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  51. ^ "Tressider Peak". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  52. ^ "Mount Silverthrone". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  53. ^ "Mount Silverthrone". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  54. ^ The summit of Mount Marcus Baker is the highest point of the Chugach Mountains.
  55. ^ "Mount Marcus Baker". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  56. ^ "Mount Marcus Baker". Bivouac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 63°04′08″N 151°00′23″W / 63.0690°N 151.0063°W / 63.0690; -151.0063 (Denali)