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Counties with Largest Area

Showing Dennis Poulin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (43 out of 50, or 86%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)Area-SqMiAscent Date
45.TX-BrewsterEmory Peak7825Big Bend Ranges6,2002012-02-24
23.NV-WashoeMount Rose10,776Carson Range6,5432004-05-28
32.ID-IdahoBare Peak Northwest9439Central Bitteroot Range8,4822011-08-13 c
28.AZ-CochiseChiricahua Peak9759Chiricahua Area6,2232006-11-15
33.NM-San JuanBeautiful Mountain9388Chuska Mountains5,5372009-10-02 b
34.OR-DouglasMount Thielsen9182Crater Lake Area5,0611999-07-05
31.WY-SweetwaterPine Mountain9550East Flaming Gorge Area10,4762006-08-20
9.AZ-CoconinoHumphreys Peak12,633Flagstaff Area18,6592005-08-20
41.AZ-NavajoBlack Mesa High Point8168Hopi-Navajo Mesas9,9592008-04-16
36.AZ-PimaMount Lemmon9157Huachuca Area9,1952006-11-13
39.AZ-MohaveHualapai Peak8417Hualapai Mountains13,4682006-11-18
47.AZ-YumaSignal Peak4877Kofa Area5,5222005-03-05
8.UT-San JuanMount Peale12,721La Sal Mountains7,9292005-07-05
10.WY-AlbanyMedicine Bow Peak12,013Medicine Bow Mountains4,303 
20.NM-CatronWhitewater Baldy10,895Mogollon Mountains6,931 
44.AZ-GilaMyrtle Point7960Mogollon Rim4,7972006-11-17
3.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162Mount Shasta Area6,3381999-09-11
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,495Mount Whitney Group10,2242003-07-12
35.NM-McKinleyCerros de Alejandro9166North San Mateo Mountains5,4552009-10-04 c
49.ME-AroostookPeaked Mountain2220Northern Maine6,809 
50.MN-Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges6,719 
4.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Northern Wind River Range9,2492008-07-29
26.UT-Box ElderBull Mountain9934Northwest Salt Lake Ranges5,7752006-08-17
40.ID-OwyheeCinnabar Mountain8403Owyhee Mountains7,6842005-06-05
2.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Palisades6,0122007-08-15
25.UT-MillardMine Camp Peak10,222Pavant Range6,8222005-07-02
18.MT-BeaverheadTweedy Mountain11,154Pioneer Mountains5,559 
43.AZ-YavapaiMount Union7979Prescott Area8,1292006-11-17
17.NV-ElkoRuby Dome11,387Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains17,1802004-10-05
11.NM-OteroSierra Blanca Peak11,973Sacramento Mountains6,6312008-10-06
46.NM-ChavesOne Tree Peak7089Sacramento Mountains6,0782012-02-21 a
14.CA-San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain11,499San Bernardino Mountains20,1082005-05-13
37.CA-KernSawmill Mountain8818San Emigdio Mountains8,1612004-09-03
21.CA-RiversideSan Jacinto Peak10,839San Jacinto Mountains7,3052005-02-03
48.NE-CherryHazel Benchmark4206Sand Hills6,000 
6.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Santa Fe Mountains5,895 
30.NV-HumboldtGranite Peak9732Santa Rosa Mountains9,6442004-05-27
24.NV-LincolnMount Grafton-South Ridge10,640Schell Creek Range10,6322004-10-07
7.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063Snake Range8,8882004-10-06
27.NV-PershingStar Peak9836Southeast Humboldt River Ranges6,0602004-07-05 a
5.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Southern Absaroka Range6,9532013-08-05
13.NV-ClarkCharleston Peak11,916Spring Mountains8,0892004-09-09
19.UT-TooeleDeseret Peak11,031Stansbury Mountains7,0002006-07-05
29.OR-HarneySteens Mountain9733Steens Mountain Area10,2082003-08-30 b
15.NV-LanderBunker Hill11,473Toiyabe Range5,5142004-10-03
12.NV-NyeMount Jefferson11,941Toquima Range18,1472004-10-08
42.OR-MalheurOregon Canyon Mountains Peak8027Trout Creek Area9,9122003-08-30 c
38.OR-LakeCrane Mountain8456Warner Mountains8,3442003-06-28 a
22.NM-SocorroSouth Baldy10,783West-Central Rio Grande Area6,6512009-10-08 a
16.AZ-ApacheMount Baldy11,403White Mountains11,2182008-10-10

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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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