List of mountain peaks of the United States





This article comprises three sortable tables of the major mountain peaks of the United States of America.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. Topographic isolation is the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921.3 feet) of topographic prominence. There are 129 ultra-prominent summits in the United States.

All elevations in the 48 states of the contiguous United States include an elevation adjustment from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). For further information, please see this United States National Geodetic Survey note.

Highest major summits


List of mountain peaks of the United States

The following sortable table lists the 50 highest mountain peaks of the United States with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. Of these 50 highest major peaks, 28 are located in Colorado, 14 in Alaska, 7 in California, and 1 in Washington. The 11 tallest peaks in the United States all reside in Alaska. California's Mount Whitney, which comes in at 12th on the list, is the highest in the contiguous United States at 14,505 feet (4,421 m). Colorado's Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet (4,400 m) is the second tallest peak in contiguous United States, followed by Mount Massive in Colorado at 14,428 feet (4,398 m), Mount Harvard in Colorado at 14,421 feet (4,396 m), and Mount Rainier in Washington at 14,411 feet (4,392 m).

Most prominent summits



Of the 50 most prominent peaks of the United States, 27 are located in Alaska, 5 in Washington, 5 in California, 3 in Hawaii, 3 in Wyoming, 2 in Oregon, 2 in Nevada, and 1 each in Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

The following sortable table lists the 50 most topographically prominent mountain peaks of the United States.

Most isolated major summits



The following sortable table lists the 50 most topographically isolated mountain peaks of the United States with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence.

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See also



  • Outline of the United States
  • Index of United States-related articles
  • Lists of mountains
    • List of mountains of the United States
  • Mountain peaks of North America
    • Mountain peaks of Greenland
    • Mountain peaks of Canada
    • Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains
    • Mountain peaks of the United States
      • The 200 highest major summits of the United States
        • The 104 major 4000 meter summits of the United States
      • The 200 most prominent summits of the United States
        • The 129 ultra-prominent summits of the United States
      • The 200 most isolated major summits of the United States
      • Mountain peaks of Alaska
      • Mountain peaks of California
      • Mountain peaks of Colorado
      • Mountain peaks of Hawaii
    • Mountain peaks of México
    • Mountain peaks of Central America
    • Mountain peaks of the Caribbean
  • Physical geography
    • Topography
      • Topographic elevation
      • Topographic isolation
      • Topographic prominence
      • Topographic summit
  • United States of America
    • Geography of the United States
      • Category:Mountains of the United States
        • commons:Category:Mountains of the United States

References



External links



  • National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
    • NGS Datasheets
    • NGVD 29 to NAVD 88 online elevation converter @ NGS
    • Geodetic Glossary @ NGS
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
    • Geographic Names Information System @ USGS
  • peakbagger.com
  • peaklist.org
  • summitpost.org
  • World Mountain Encyclopedia @ peakware.com


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