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Alaska Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.DenaliMount McKinley6194Alaska Range 
2.Wrangell-Saint EliasMount Saint Elias5489Saint Elias Mountains 
3.Glacier BayMount Fairweather4671Saint Elias Mountains 
4.Lake ClarkRedoubt Volcano3108Aleutian Ranges 
5.Stikine-LeConteKates Needle3053Coast Mountains 
6.UnimakShishaldin Volcano2869Aleutian Ranges 
7.Mollie BeattieMount Chamberlin2749Brooks Range 
8.Tracy Arm-Fords TerrorBoundary Peak 732614Coast Mountains 
9.Russell FjordMount Jette2568Saint Elias Mountains 
10.Gates of the ArcticMount Igikpak2523Brooks Range 
11.KatmaiMount Griggs2316Aleutian Ranges 
12.Misty FjordsMount John Jay2288Coast Mountains 
13.KenaiTruuli Peak2015South-Central Alaska 
14.NoatakPeak 62471904Brooks Range 
15.Aleutian IslandsTanaga Volcano1806Aleutian Ranges 
16.Endicott RiverMount Young West1769Saint Elias Mountains 
17.IzembekFrosty Peak1769Aleutian Ranges 
18.BecharofBecharof Wilderness High Point1676Aleutian Ranges 
19.Chuck RiverPeak 53901643Coast Mountains 
20.TogiakTogiak High Point1585Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
21.KootznoowooKootznoowoo Peak1463Northwest Coast Islands 
22.South BaranofBaranof Peak 46001402Northwest Coast Islands 
23.Karta RiverPin Peak1178Northwest Coast Islands 
24.South EtolinMount Etolin1134Northwest Coast Islands 
25.West Chichagof-YakobiMount Raatikainen1101Northwest Coast Islands 
26.Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt ChuckDuncan Peaks1097Northwest Coast Islands 
27.South Prince of WalesPeak 35801091Northwest Coast Islands 
28.Tebenkof BayKuiu Peak 33551023Northwest Coast Islands 
29.AndreafskyWade Hampton High Point885Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
30.KuiuKuiu Peak 2831863Northwest Coast Islands 
31.TuxedniMount Chisik815Aleutian Ranges 
32.Warren IslandWarren Peak710Northwest Coast Islands 
33.Pleasant/Lemusurier/Inian IslandsLemesurier Island High Point664Northwest Coast Islands 
34.SelawikWaring Benchmark641Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
34.Kobuk ValleyWaring Benchmark641Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
36.Coronation IslandNeedle Peak597Northwest Coast Islands 
37.NunivakMount Roberts511Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
38.Bering SeaHall Island High Point507Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
39.KoyukukKoyukuk Wilderness High Point488Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
40.InnokoInnoko Wilderness High Point445Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
41.SimeonofSimeonof Island High Point438Aleutian Ranges 
42.Forrester IslandForrester Island High Point408Northwest Coast Islands 
43.SemidiAghiyak Benchmark312South-Central Alaska 
44.Maurille IslandsAnguilla Island High Point183Northwest Coast Islands 
45.ChamissoChamisso Island High Point75Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
46.Hazy IslandsBig Benchmark61Northwest Coast Islands 
47.BogoslofBogoslof Island High Point44Aleutian Ranges 
48.Saint LazariaSaint Lazaria High Point30Northwest Coast Islands 

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List Description

Wilderness areas are large tracts of land where resource extraction, roads, structures, and motors of any kind are forbidden. The only intrusion of man permitted is foot travel and low-impact camping. They represent the last sanctuaries of the primeval world left in our developed country, and most of them are in the high mountains.

Note that the boundaries of many Wilderness Areas are indistinct and not always shown accurately on topographic maps. In addition, many Wilderness high points are "liners" or "slope points" located where a boundary is excluding a summit area that has road or tower development. So finding the exact point for many of these summits may be difficult, and being sure of reaching them may require independent research. In some cases, where a wilderness boundary came very close to a prominent undeveloped summit, that summit is assumed to be the wilderness high point even if the official boundary may be a few feet away.

 


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