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The Highest Peaks in the United States

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

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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.

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Updated September 15, 2010

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

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