1. Education
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

The Highest Peaks in the United States

List of the Top 20 Highest Mountain Peaks in the U.S.

By

Mount McKinley - Highest Peak

Mount McKinley (also known as Denali) covered in spring snow. Mount McKinley is the tallest mountain and highest peak in the United States and North America.

Eastcott Momatiuk/Getty Images
Updated June 02, 2014

The following is a list of the top 20 highest peaks in the United States. For reference, the state and mountain range in which the peak is located is included.

1) Mount McKinley (Denali): 20,320 feet (6,194 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Alaska Range

2) Mount Saint Elias: 18,008 feet (5,489 m)
• States: Alaska and the Yukon Territory
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

3) Mount Foraker: 17,400 feet (5,304 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Alaska Range

4) Mount Bona: 16,550 feet (5,044 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

5) Mount Blackburn: 16,390 feet (4,996 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Wrangell Mountains

6) Mount Sanford: 16,237 feet (4,949 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Wrangell Mountains

7) Fairweather Mountain: 15,325 feet (4,671 m)
• States: Alaska and British Columbia
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

8) Mount Hubbard - 14,950 feet (4,557 m)
• States: Alaska and the Yukon Territory
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

9) Mount Bear: 14,831 feet (4,520 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

10) Mount Hunter: 14,573 feet (4,442 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Alaska Range

11) Mount Whitney: 14,505 feet (4,421 m)
• State: California
• Range: Sierra Nevada

12) Mount Alverstone: 14,500 feet (4,420 m)
• States: Alaska and the Yukon Territory
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

13) University Peak: 14,470 feet (4,410 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

14) Mount Elbert: 14,440 feet (4,401 m)
• State: Colorado
• Range: Sawatch Range

15) Mount Massive: 14,428 feet (4,398 m)
• State: Colorado
• Range: Sawatch Range

16) Mount Harvard: 14,427 feet (4,397 m)
• State: Colorado
• Range: Collegiate Peaks

17) Mount Rainier: 14,417 feet (4,394 m)
• State: Washington
• Range: Cascade Range

18) Mount Williamson: 14,389 feet (4,386 m)
• State: California
• Range: Sierra Nevada

19) La Plata Peak: 14,368 feet (4,379 m)
• State: Colorado
• Range: Collegiate Peaks

20) Blanca Peak: 14,351 feet (4,374 m)
• State: Colorado
• Range: Sangre de Cristo Range

Reference

Wikipedia. (10 May 2010). Table of the Highest Major Summits of the United States - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_the_highest_major_summits_of_the_United_States#cite_note-N_Mount_Harvard-31

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.