List of mountains of the United States

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This list includes significant mountain peaks and high points located in the United States arranged alphabetically by state, district, or territory. The highest peak or point in each state, district or territory is noted in bold.

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Significant mountain peaks and high points

Alabama

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Cheaha Mountain
Brindley Mountain mountain in United States of America

Brindlee Mountain is an isolated portion of the Appalachian Plateau in northern Alabama. It occupies significant portions of Cullman, Morgan, and Marshall Counties and extends into Winston and Lawrence counties. The plateau is formed by a sandstone cap-rock overlying limestone. The main mountain sits south of Lacey's Spring and houses communities such as Union Hill and Morgan City as well as parts of Union Grove and spans into Arab also. U.S. Route 231 runs over Brindlee Mountain. The highest point of Brindlee Mountain rests in Morgan City.

Cheaha Mountain mountain

Cheaha Mountain, often called Mount Cheaha, is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is located a few miles northwest of the town of Delta in Cheaha State Park, which offers a lodge, a restaurant, and other amenities.

Alabama State in the Deep South region of the United States

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.

Alaska

Amak Volcano mountain in United States of America

Amak Volcano is a basaltic andesite stratovolcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, USA, 618 miles (995 km) from Anchorage. It is located on the eponymous island, 31 miles (50 km) from Frosty Volcano and near the edge of the Alaskan Peninsula's western flank. Only boats are allowed to access the island with a certain permit.

Amherst Peak is a mountain in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States. It is a part of the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains in western North America. It is near the Taku Glacier, 0.2 miles (0.32 km) northwest of Echo Pass and 14 miles (23 km) north of the city of Juneau.

Annex Peak mountain in United States of America

Annex Peak is a mountain in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States. It is a part of the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains in western North America. It is 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Scow Cove and 11 miles (18 km) northeast of the city of Juneau.

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Denali
Denali North Americas highest mountain

Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level. With a topographic prominence of 20,156 feet (6,144 m) and a topographic isolation of 4,629 miles (7,450 km), Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U.S. state of Alaska, Denali is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.

Alaska Range mountain range of the North American Cordillera in Alaska, USA and Yukon, Canada

The Alaska Range is a relatively narrow, 400-mile-long mountain range in the southcentral region of the U.S. state of Alaska, from Lake Clark at its southwest end to the White River in Canada's Yukon Territory in the southeast. The highest mountain in North America, Denali, is in the Alaska Range. It is part of the American Cordillera.

North America Continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

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Mount Blackburn
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Mount Fairweather
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Mount Foraker
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Mount Hayes

The Baird Mountains are a mountain range located northeast of the Kotzebue Sound, in between the Kobuk and Noatak Rivers in Alaska. The range was named after Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Spencer F. Baird.

Mount Aniakchak caldeira in Alaska

Mount Aniakchak is a 3,700-year-old volcanic caldera approximately 10 kilometers (6 mi) in diameter, located in the Aleutian Range of Alaska, United States. Although a stratovolcano by composition, the pre-existing mountain collapsed in a major eruption forming the caldera. The area around the volcano is the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, maintained by the National Park Service. In November 1967, Aniakchak Caldera was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.

Mount Augusta mountain

Mount Augusta, also designated Boundary Peak 183, is a high peak of the Saint Elias Mountains on the border between the U.S. state of Alaska and the Canadian territory of Yukon.

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Mount Redoubt
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Mount Saint Elias
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Mount Sanford
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Mount Shishaldin
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Mount Wrangell
Mount Neacola mountain in United States of America

Mount Neacola is the unofficial name for the high point of the Neacola Mountains, the northernmost section of the Aleutian Range of Alaska. Despite its low elevation compared to many of the major Alaskan peaks, Mount Neacola is an impressive peak, due to its steep, pointed shape and its low base.

Mount Okmok mountain in United States of America

Mount Okmok is the highest point on the rim of Okmok Caldera on the northeastern part of Umnak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands of Alaska. This 5.8 mile (9.3 km) wide circular caldera truncates the top of a large shield volcano. A crater lake once filled much of the caldera, but the lake ultimately drained through a notch eroded in the northeast rim. The prehistoric lake attained a maximum depth of about 150 m (500 ft) and the upper surface reached an elevation of about 475 m (1560 ft), at which point it overtopped the low point of the caldera rim. Small, shallow remnants of the lake remained north of Cone D at an altitude of about 1075 feet: a small shallow lake located between the caldera rim and Cone D; a smaller lake farther north near the caldera's gate. After the 2008 eruption, the hydrogeology of the caldera was greatly changed with five separate sizable lakes now emplaced. In addition to the caldera lakes, Cone A, Cone E, Cone G and the new 2008 vent on Cone D contain small crater lakes. The last major eruptions of Okmok—with a VEI strength of 6—occurred 8,300 and 2,400 years Before Present.

Shield volcano Low profile volcano usually formed almost entirely of fluid lava flows

A shield volcano is a type of volcano usually composed almost entirely of fluid lava flows. It is named for its low profile, resembling a warrior's shield lying on the ground. This is caused by the highly fluid lava erupted, which travels farther than lava erupted from a stratovolcano, and results in the steady accumulation of broad sheets of lava, building up the shield volcano's distinctive form.

American Samoa

Arizona

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Humphreys Peak

Arkansas

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Mount Magazine

California

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Mount Darwin
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Mount Humphreys
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Mount San Antonio
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Mount Shasta
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Mount Tom
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Mount Whitney
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Mount Williamson
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North Palisade
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San Gorgonio Mountain
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San Jacinto Peak
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Telescope Peak
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White Mountain Peak

Colorado

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Blanca Peak
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Castle Peak
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Crestone Peak
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Fishers Peak
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Grays Peak
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La Plata Peak
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Longs Peak
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Mount Elbert
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Mount Harvard
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Mount Lincoln
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Mount Massive
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Mount Sneffels
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Pikes Peak
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Uncompahgre Peak
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Spanish Peaks

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

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Brasstown Bald
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Tray Mountain
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Kennesaw Mountain

Guam

Hawaiʻi

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Mauna Kea
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Mauna Loa

Idaho

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Borah Peak

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

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Black Mountain

Louisiana

Maine

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Katahdin

Maryland

Massachusetts

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Mount Greylock

Michigan

Minnesota

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Eagle Mountain

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

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Granite Peak
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McDonald Peak
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Mount Cleveland

Nebraska

Nevada

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Arc Dome
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Mount Charleston
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Wheeler Peak

New Hampshire

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Mount Washington

New Jersey

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High Point

New Mexico

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Sierra Blanca Peak
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Wheeler Peak

New York

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Mount Marcy
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Slide Mountain

North Carolina

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Mount Mitchell

North Dakota

Northern Mariana Islands

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

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Mount Hood
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Sacajawea Peak

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

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Cerro de Punta

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

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Black Elk Peak

Tennessee

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Clingmans Dome

Texas

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Emory Peak
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Guadalupe Peak

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands

Utah

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Kings Peak
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Mount Nebo
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Mount Peale

Vermont

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Mount Mansfield

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Virginia

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Mount Rogers

Washington

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Glacier Peak
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Mount Adams
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Mount Baker
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Mount Olympus
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Mount Rainier
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Mount Shuksan

West Virginia

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Spruce Knob

Wisconsin

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Timms Hill

Wyoming

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Cloud Peak
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Francs Peak
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Gannett Peak
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Grand Teton

Summit disambiguation

The following list includes links to disambiguation and set index articles for topographic summits of the United States with identical names. The United States Board on Geographic Names is the official authority for all United States geographic names. The United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System provides Internet access to these geographic names.

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Related Research Articles

Mount Shasta Stratovolcano in California, United States of America

Mount Shasta is a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. At an elevation of 14,179 feet (4321.8 m), it is the second-highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth-highest in the state. Mount Shasta has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles (350 km3), which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The mountain and surrounding area are part of the Shasta–Trinity National Forest.

Mount Bachelor volcano

Mount Bachelor, formerly named Bachelor Butte, is a stratovolcano atop a shield volcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Range of central Oregon. Named Mount Bachelor because it "stands apart" from the nearby Three Sisters, it lies in the eastern segment of the central portion of the High Cascades, the eastern segment of the Cascade Range. The volcano lies at the northern end of the 15-mile (24 km) long Mount Bachelor Volcanic Chain, which underwent four major eruptive episodes during the Pleistocene and the Holocene. The United States Geological Survey considers Mount Bachelor a moderate threat, but Bachelor poses little threat of becoming an active volcano in the near future. It remains unclear whether the volcano is extinct or just inactive.

Atna Peaks mountain

Atna Peaks is an eroded stratovolcano or shield volcano in the Wrangell Mountains of eastern Alaska. It is located in Wrangell–Saint Elias National Park about 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Mount Blackburn, the second-highest volcano in the United States, and just south of the massive Nabesna Glacier. Because the mountain is almost entirely covered in glaciers, no geological studies have been done, but published references state and the geological map shows that the mountain is an old eroded volcanic edifice.

Regal Mountain mountain in United States of America

Regal Mountain is an eroded stratovolcano or shield volcano in the Wrangell Mountains of eastern Alaska. It is located in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park about 19 mi (31 km) east of Mount Blackburn, the second highest volcano in the United States, and southeast of the massive Nabesna Glacier. Regal Mountain is the third highest thirteener in Alaska, ranking just behind its neighbor, Atna Peaks. Because the mountain is almost entirely covered in glaciers, no geological studies have been done, but published references state and the geological map shows that the mountain is an old eroded volcanic edifice.

Black Buttes landform

The Black Buttes, also known historically as the Sawtooth Rocks, make up an extinct stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Glacially eroded remnants of this volcano rise above the Deming Glacier, part of the glacier system of the nearby volcano Mount Baker. There are three major peaks — Colfax, Lincoln, and Seward — which can all be climbed.

References

  1. "McGinnis Mountain : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost". Summitpost.org. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. "Compilation Geologic Map of the Daisy Mountain 7.5' Quadrangle, Maricopa County, Arizona - AZGS Document Repository". Repository.azgs.az.gov. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  3. The summit of Mount Frissell is located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  4. The summit of Britton Hill at 105 meters (345 ft) is the lowest high point of any U.S. state.
  5. Mount Lamlam is located 314 kilometers (195 mi) northeast of the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of all the Earth's oceans. The total elevation rise from the bottom of the Challenger Deep at about -10,920 meters (-35,827 feet) to the summit of Mount Lamlam at 406 meters (1332 ft) is 11,326 meters (37,159 ft), or 28% greater than the elevation of Mount Everest.
  6. The summit of Mauna Kea at 4205 meters (13,796 ft) is the highest summit of the Island of Hawaiʻi, the State of Hawaiʻi, and the entire North Pacific Ocean. Mauna Kea is also the tallest mountain on Earth as measured from base to summit. The shield volcano sits on the ocean floor at a depth of 5,998 meters (19,678 ft) for a total height of 10,203 meters (33,474 ft).
  7. The shield volcano Mauna Loa is the most voluminous mountain on Earth with an estimated volume of 74,000 km³ (17,800 cubic miles), or enough material to fill the Grand Canyon more than 18 times.

Coordinates: 63°04′08″N151°00′23″W / 63.0690°N 151.0063°W / 63.0690; -151.0063 (Denali)