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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Gerry Roach's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 58, or 67.24%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP640Unknown
1.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP197Unknown
1.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton653013,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP327Unknown
1.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa707913,679HawaiiHP155Unknown
1.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen224612,006Southern Rocky Mountains5Unknown
1.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak616811,048Great Basin RangesHP544Unknown
1.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP753Unknown
1.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP229Unknown
1.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30098929Cascade RangeHP268Unknown
1.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP81Unknown
1.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16118571Colorado PlateauHP133Unknown
1.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak44857825Southwest Basins and RangesHP232Unknown
1.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs72007600Aleutian RangesHP9Unknown
1.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5146234Colorado PlateauHP23Unknown
1.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP60Unknown
1.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge3935013Great PlainsHP97Unknown
1.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25464482Great Basin Ranges141Unknown
1.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21484050Blue Ridge MountainsHP317Unknown
1.Channel Islands National ParkEl Montanon13331808Central and Southern California RangesHP130Unknown
1.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP735Unknown
1.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2601400Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP23Unknown
1.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6401400Ozark HighlandsHP75Unknown
1.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP28Unknown
1.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15Unknown
1.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP12Unknown
26.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP4591961-06-15
27.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,14620,310Alaska RangeHP1961963-07-04
28.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP18201964-05-24
29.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,07814,498Sierra NevadaHP24251967-05-28
30.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP3201968-08-15
31.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30298749Southwest Basins and RangesHP8121973-05
32.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,59016,390South-Central Alaska71977-06-24
33.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak756313,063Great Basin RangesHP5061999-08-07
34.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP62005-06-10
35.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45036643Blue Ridge MountainsHP12512006-05
36.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather12,96315,325Saint Elias MountainsHP152011-05-29
37.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15443304Central and Southern California RangesHP1512013-07-24
38.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq34004700Brooks RangeHP92013-08-23
39.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP342014-02-21
 Yosemite National ParkMount Conness263012,590Sierra Nevada251 
 Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak338910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
 Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland522610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP62 
 Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano909710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
 North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard47798979Cascade Range87 
 Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak60768276Brooks RangeHP2 
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark10827802Southern Rocky Mountains0 
 Zion National ParkThe East Temple17097709Colorado Plateau2 
 Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18137533Colorado Plateau2 
 Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark12897289Colorado Plateau9 
 Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17206400Colorado Plateau0 
 Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark3986238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
 Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak45005800South-Central Alaska0 
 Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5153255Great Plains19 
 Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill2802840Great Plains42 
 Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak7902790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
 Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North200800Appalachian Plateaus0 
 Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill100800Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
 Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden153763Midwest-Great Lakes Area10 

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List Description

Note that there are three National Parks where a most prominent peak is impossible to determine:

  • Everglades: A giant swamp.
  • Congaree: A small swamp.
  • Gateway Arch: A small urbanized tract of land.

The extent to which there are local maxima on the ground surface of these areas is very low, and in the swampy areas there may be quite a bit of change. So it seems best to leave there three parks off the list.

The low and swampy Key Biscayne and Dry Tortutagas National Parks are on islands, so the island high point is also the prominence point.

 


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