100 Tallest Mountains in the United States

In the United States, there are thousands of notable mountains. 303 mountains are higher than 3,000 meters in elevation and the majority of them are found in Alaska and Colorado. Mountains in Alaska are surrounded by glaciers and icy summits throughout the year. Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak (Elevation 6190.5 m, Prominence 6141 m) in the United States and North America.

The top 10 mountains are all in Alaska, with 3 of them shared with Canadian territory in Yukon (Mount Saint Elias), British Columbia (Mount Fairweather), and Yukon (Mount Hubbard).

1. Denali (Mount McKinley)

Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, is North America’s highest mountain peak, rising 6,190 meters above sea level. It has two significant summits, with a prominence of about 1,270 feet. After Mount Everest and Aconcagua, Benali is the third most isolated peak on the planet.

Location: Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S. 63.0690°N 151.0063°W
Easiest route: West Buttress Route (glacier/snow climb)
First ascent: June 7, 1913, by Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper, Robert Tatum

Mount Denali – Alaska
Photo by Joris Beugels on Unsplash

2. Mount Saint Elias

Mount Saint Elias (also known as Boundary Peak 186) is located between Canada and the United States. Saint Elias is both Canada’s and the United States’ second-highest peak. It is famous for its massive vertical relief. The peak rises to the north of the Malaspina Glacier.

Location: Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska, U.S./Yukon, Canada, 60°17′32″N 140°55′53″W
Easiest route: 1897 by Duke of the Abruzzi
First ascent: glacier/snow/ice climb

Mount Saint Elias is located between the United States and Canada border
Image by David Mark from Pixabay

3. Mount Foraker

Mount Foraker is a mountain in Denali National Park’s central Alaska Range, located 23 kilometers southwest of Denali. It is the third highest peak in the United States and the second-highest peak in the Alaska range.

Location: Denali Borough, Alaska, United States, 62°57′39″N 151°23′53″W
Easiest route: August 10, 1934
First ascent: basic snow/ice

Mount Foraker, Alaska
Image by David Mark from Pixabay

4. Mount Bona

Mount Bona is the fifth-highest independent peak in the United States and one of the major mountains in the Saint Elias Mountains in eastern Alaska. Bona is the highest volcano in the US and the fourth-highest in North America. The massif of the mountain is almost entirely covered in icefields and glaciers, and it is the primary source of ice for the Klutlan Glacier.

Location: Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S. 61°23′08″N 141°44′55″W
Easiest route: Glacier climb (Alaska Grade 2)
First ascent: July 2, 1930, by Allen Carpé, Terris Moore, Andrew Taylor

Mount Bona, Alaska, United States

5. Mount Blackburn

It is the United States’ fifth highest peak and North America’s twelfth highest peak. It’s in the middle of the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park. Mount Blackburn is the highest point in Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains. The massif of the mountain is almost entirely covered in icefields and glaciers. The mountain also contributes a significant amount of ice to the Kuskulana Glacier system and the north-flowing Nabesna Glacier.

Location: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S. 61°43′54″N 143°25′59″W
Easiest route: North Ridge: snow/glacier climb
First ascent: 1958 (true summit) Gilbert, Wahlstrom, Gmoser, Bitterlich, and Blumer

100 Tallest mountains are listed below: (by elevation and prominence)

RankMountainsStatesElevationProminence
1Denali
(Mount McKinley)
 Alaska6190.5 m6141 m
2Mount Saint Elias Alaska
 Yukon
5489 m3429 m
3Mount Foraker Alaska5304 m2210 m
4Mount Bona Alaska5044 m2103 m
5Mount Blackburn Alaska4996 m3548 m
6Mount Sanford Alaska4949 m2343 m
7Mount Fairweather
(Fairweather Mountain)
 Alaska
 British Columbia
4671 m3961 m
8Mount Hubbard Alaska
 Yukon
4557 m2457 m
9Mount Bear Alaska4520 m1540 m
10Mount Hunter Alaska4442 m1418 m
11Mount Whitney California4421 m3072 m
12Mount Alverstone Alaska
 Yukon
4420 m594 m
13University Peak Alaska4410 m978 m
14Mount Elbert Colorado4401.2 m2772 m
15Mount Massive Colorado4398 m598 m
16Mount Harvard Colorado4395.6 m719 m
17Mount Rainier Washington4394 m4026 m
18Mount Williamson California4383 m511 m
19Blanca Peak Colorado4374 m1623 m
20La Plata Peak Colorado4372 m560 m
21Uncompahgre Peak Colorado4365 m1304 m
22Crestone Peak Colorado4359 m1388 m
23Mount Lincoln Colorado4356.5 m1177 m
24Castle Peak Colorado4352.2 m721 m
25Grays Peak Colorado4352 m844 m
26Mount Antero Colorado4351.4 m763 m
27Mount Evans Colorado4350 m844 m
28Longs Peak Colorado4346 m896 m
29Mount Wilson Colorado14,252 ft
4344 m
1227 m
30White Mountain Peak California4344 m2193 m
31North Palisade California4343 m882 m
32Mount Princeton Colorado4329.3 m664 m
33Mount Yale Colorado4328.2 m578 m
34Mount Shasta California4321.8 m2979 m
35Maroon Peak Colorado4317 m712 m
36Mount Wrangell Alaska4317 m1711 m
37Mount Sneffels Colorado4315.4 m930 m
38Capitol Peak Colorado4309 m533 m
39Pikes Peak Colorado4302.31 m1686 m
40Windom Peak Colorado4296 m667 m
41Mount Augusta Alaska
 Yukon
4289 m1549 m
42Handies Peak Colorado4284.8 m582 m
43Culebra Peak Colorado4283 m1471 m
44San Luis Peak Colorado4273.8 m949 m
45Mount of the Holy Cross Colorado4270.5 m644 m
46Grizzly Peak Colorado4265.6 m588 m
47Mount Humphreys California4265 m781 m
48Mount Keith California4262 m590 m
49Mount Ouray Colorado4255.4 m810 m
50Vermilion Peak Colorado4237 m642 m
51Atna Peaks Alaska4225 m674 m
52Regal Mountain Alaska4220 m1340 m
53Mount Darwin California4218 m576 m
54Mount Hayes Alaska4216 m3507 m
55Mount Silverheels Colorado4215 m696 m
56Rio Grande Pyramid Colorado4214.4 m573 m
57Gannett Peak Wyoming4209.1 m2157 m
58Mount Kaweah California4209 m618 m
59Mauna Kea Hawaii4207.3 m4207 m
60Grand Teton Wyoming4198.7 m1995 m
61Mount Cook Alaska
 Yukon
4194 m2350 m
62Mount Morgan California4193.4 m807 m
63Mount Gabb California4190 m793 m
64Bald Mountain Colorado4173 m640 m
65Mount Oso Colorado4173 m507 m
66Mauna Loa Hawaii4169 m2164 m
67Mount Jackson Colorado4168.5 m552 m
68Mount Tom California4163 m607 m
69Bard Peak Colorado4159 m518 m
70West Spanish Peak Colorado4155 m1123 m
71Mount Powell Colorado4141 m914 m
72Hagues Peak Colorado4137 m738 m
73Mount Dubois California4135 m713 m
74Tower Mountain Colorado13,558 ft
4132 m
504 m
75Treasure Mountain Colorado4125 m862 m
76Kings Peak Utah4125 m1938 m
77North Arapaho Peak Colorado4117 m507 m
78Mount Pinchot California4115 m643 m
79Mount Natazhat Alaska4095 m1824 m
80Mount Jarvis Alaska4091 m1454 m
81Parry Peak Colorado4083 m524 m
82Bill Williams Peak Colorado4081 m513 m
83Sultan Mountain Colorado4076 m569 m
84Mount Herard Colorado4068 m622 m
85West Buffalo Peak Colorado4064 m605 m
86Tressider Peak Alaska4058 m507 m
87Summit Peak Colorado4056.2 m841 m
88Middle Peak Colorado4056 m597 m
89Antora Peak Colorado4046 m734 m
90Henry Mountain Colorado4042 m510 m
91Hesperus Mountain Colorado4035 m869 m
92Mount Silverthrone Alaska4029 m988 m
93Jacque Peak Colorado4027 m629 m
94Bennett Peak Colorado4026 m531 m
95Wind River Peak Wyoming4022.4 m784 m
96Conejos Peak Colorado4017 m583 m
97Mount Marcus Baker Alaska4016 m3277 m
98Cloud Peak Wyoming4013.3 m2157 m
99Wheeler Peak New Mexico4013.3 m1039 m
100Francs Peak Wyoming4012.3 m1236 m

States with most Highest Mountains (over 3000 meters):

  1. Colorado (117)
  2. Alaska (61)
  3. California (18)
  4. Wyoming (15)
  5. Montona (15)
  6. Utah (14)
  7. Nevada (13)
  8. New Mexico (11)
  9. Idaho (6)
  10. Washington (4)
  11. Oregon (4)
  12. Hawaii (3)
  13. Arizona (3)
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