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Alaska Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.DenaliMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range 
2.Wrangell-Saint EliasMount Saint Elias18,008Saint Elias Mountains 
3.Glacier BayMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains 
4.Lake ClarkRedoubt Volcano10,197Aleutian Ranges 
5.Stikine-LeConteKates Needle10,016Coast Mountains 
6.UnimakShishaldin Volcano9414Aleutian Ranges 
7.Mollie BeattieMount Chamberlin9020Brooks Range 
8.Tracy Arm-Fords TerrorBoundary Peak 738576Coast Mountains 
9.Russell FjordMount Jette8425Saint Elias Mountains 
10.Gates of the ArcticMount Igikpak8276Brooks Range 
11.KatmaiMount Griggs7650Aleutian Ranges 
12.Misty FjordsMount John Jay7507Coast Mountains 
13.KenaiTruuli Peak6612South-Central Alaska 
14.NoatakPeak 62476247Brooks Range 
15.Aleutian IslandsTanaga Volcano5925Aleutian Ranges 
16.Endicott RiverMount Young West5805Saint Elias Mountains 
17.IzembekFrosty Peak5803Aleutian Ranges 
18.BecharofBecharof Wilderness High Point5550Aleutian Ranges 
19.Chuck RiverPeak 53905390Coast Mountains 
20.TogiakTogiak High Point5250Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
21.KootznoowooKootznoowoo Peak4850Northwest Coast Islands 
22.South BaranofBaranof Peak 46004650Northwest Coast Islands 
23.Karta RiverPin Peak3866Northwest Coast Islands 
24.South EtolinMount Etolin3720Northwest Coast Islands 
25.Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt ChuckDuncan Peaks3650Northwest Coast Islands 
26.West Chichagof-YakobiMount Raatikainen3613Northwest Coast Islands 
27.South Prince of WalesPeak 35803580Northwest Coast Islands 
28.Tebenkof BayKuiu Peak 33553355Northwest Coast Islands 
29.AndreafskyWade Hampton High Point2905Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
30.KuiuKuiu Peak 28312831Northwest Coast Islands 
31.TuxedniMount Chisik2674Aleutian Ranges 
32.Warren IslandWarren Peak2329Northwest Coast Islands 
33.Pleasant/Lemusurier/Inian IslandsLemesurier Island High Point2180Northwest Coast Islands 
34.SelawikWaring Benchmark2102Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
34.Kobuk ValleyWaring Benchmark2102Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
36.Coronation IslandNeedle Peak1960Northwest Coast Islands 
37.NunivakMount Roberts1675Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
38.Bering SeaHall Island High Point1665Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
39.KoyukukKoyukuk Wilderness High Point1650Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
40.InnokoInnoko Wilderness High Point1461Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
41.SimeonofSimeonof Island High Point1436Aleutian Ranges 
42.Forrester IslandForrester Island High Point1340Northwest Coast Islands 
43.SemidiAghiyak Benchmark1024South-Central Alaska 
44.Maurille IslandsAnguilla Island High Point650Northwest Coast Islands 
45.Hazy IslandsBig Benchmark250Northwest Coast Islands 
46.ChamissoChamisso Island High Point246Alaska Intermountain Ranges 
47.Saint LazariaSaint Lazaria High Point150Northwest Coast Islands 
48.BogoslofBogoslof Island High Point143Aleutian Ranges 

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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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