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Counties with Largest Area

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Area-SqMiAscent Date
1.NV-LincolnMount Grafton-South Ridge10,660Schell Creek Range10,632 
2.AZ-GilaMyrtle Point7980Mogollon Rim4,797 
3.ME-AroostookPeaked Mountain2230Northern Maine6,809 
4.MN-Saint LouisPike Mountain1955Northern Minnesota Ranges6,719 
5.ID-IdahoBare Peak NorthwestNullCentral Bitteroot Range8,482 
5.NM-San JuanBeautiful MountainNullChuska Mountains5,537 
5.AZ-NavajoBlack Mesa High PointNullHopi-Navajo Mesas9,959 
5.UT-Box ElderBull MountainNullNorthwest Salt Lake Ranges5,775 
5.NV-LanderBunker HillNullToiyabe Range5,514 
5.NM-McKinleyCerros de AlejandroNullNorth San Mateo Mountains5,455 
5.NV-ClarkCharleston PeakNullSpring Mountains8,089 
5.AZ-CochiseChiricahua PeakNullChiricahua Area6,223 
5.ID-OwyheeCinnabar MountainNullOwyhee Mountains7,684 
5.OR-LakeCrane MountainNullWarner Mountains8,344 
5.UT-TooeleDeseret PeakNullStansbury Mountains7,000 
5.TX-BrewsterEmory PeakNullBig Bend Ranges6,200 
5.WY-ParkFrancs PeakNullSouthern Absaroka Range6,953 
5.WY-FremontGannett PeakNullNorthern Wind River Range9,249 
5.NV-HumboldtGranite PeakNullSanta Rosa Mountains9,644 
5.NE-CherryHazel BenchmarkNullSand Hills6,000 
5.AZ-MohaveHualapai PeakNullHualapai Mountains13,468 
5.AZ-CoconinoHumphreys PeakNullFlagstaff Area18,659 
5.WY-AlbanyMedicine Bow PeakNullMedicine Bow Mountains4,303 
5.UT-MillardMine Camp PeakNullPavant Range6,822 
5.AZ-ApacheMount BaldyNullWhite Mountains11,218 
5.NV-NyeMount JeffersonNullToquima Range18,147 
5.AZ-PimaMount LemmonNullHuachuca Area9,195 
5.UT-San JuanMount PealeNullLa Sal Mountains7,929 
5.NV-WashoeMount RoseNullCarson Range6,543 
5.CA-SiskiyouMount ShastaNullMount Shasta Area6,338 
5.OR-DouglasMount ThielsenNullCrater Lake Area5,061 
5.AZ-YavapaiMount UnionNullPrescott Area8,129 
5.CA-InyoMount WhitneyNullMount Whitney Group10,224 
5.CA-FresnoNorth PalisadeNullPalisades6,012 
5.NM-ChavesOne Tree PeakNullSacramento Mountains6,078 
5.OR-MalheurOregon Canyon Mountains PeakNullTrout Creek Area9,912 
5.WY-SweetwaterPine MountainNullEast Flaming Gorge Area10,476 
5.NV-ElkoRuby DomeNullRuby-East Humboldt Mountains17,180 
5.CA-San BernardinoSan Gorgonio MountainNullSan Bernardino Mountains20,108 
5.CA-RiversideSan Jacinto PeakNullSan Jacinto Mountains7,305 
5.CA-KernSawmill MountainNullSan Emigdio Mountains8,161 
5.NM-OteroSierra Blanca PeakNullSacramento Mountains6,631 
5.AZ-YumaSignal PeakNullKofa Area5,522 
5.NM-SocorroSouth BaldyNullWest-Central Rio Grande Area6,651 
5.NV-PershingStar PeakNullSoutheast Humboldt River Ranges6,060 
5.OR-HarneySteens MountainNullSteens Mountain Area10,208 
5.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas PeakNullSanta Fe Mountains5,895 
5.MT-BeaverheadTweedy MountainNullPioneer Mountains5,559 
5.NV-White PineWheeler PeakNullSnake Range8,888 
5.NM-CatronWhitewater BaldyNullMogollon Mountains6,931 

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List Description

This list shows the highest points of the 50 largest counties in the US outside of Alaska. All but four of them are in nine western states. There is one each in Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Maine.

Thanks to John Hasch for suggesting the addition of the Area column, greatly improving the usefulness of this list.

 


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