Ray Mountains

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The Ray Mountains is a mountain range in central Alaska named for the Ray River, itself named for United States Army Captain Patrick Henry Ray, who established a meteorological station in Barrow, Alaska, in 1881.[1] The mountains are within the Yukon-Tanana Uplands, an area of low mountain ranges that also includes the White Mountains. The Ray Mountains cover an area of 10,600 square miles (27,454 km2) and are bordered on the east by the Yukon River, on the south by the Tozitna River, and on the north by Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge. The highest point in the Ray Mountains is Mount Tozi, which has a summit elevation of 5,519 feet (1,682 m). Other notable peaks include Wolf Mountain, Mount Henry Eakin, the Kokrines Hills, and Moran Dome.


  1. ^ Donald J. Orth. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967, p. 795.

Further reading[edit]

  • Yeend, Warren. Glaciation of the Ray Mountains, Central Alaska, in U.S. Geological Survey Staff, Geological survey research 1971; Chapter D: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 750-D, pp. D122-D126.

Coordinates: 65°46′06″N 151°44′40″W / 65.76833°N 151.74444°W / 65.76833; -151.74444