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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Chris Montowski's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 59, or 1.69%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali61406190Alaska RangeHP221 
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier40374392Cascade RangeHP2076 
3.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather39514671Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
4.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn35334996South-Central Alaska7 
5.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney30724419Sierra NevadaHP2718 
6.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala30553055HawaiiHP516 
7.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano27733108Aleutian RangesHP3 
8.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus23892429Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP370 
9.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak23053982Great Basin RangesHP564 
10.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs21952316Aleutian RangesHP9 
11.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa21584169HawaiiHP169 
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton19904197Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP370 
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak18803367Great Basin RangesHP622 
14.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak18522523Brooks RangeHP2 
15.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak15943187Cascade RangeHP859 
16.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland15933190Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP74 
17.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard14572737Cascade Range91 
18.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain14052641Southwest Basins and RangesHP90 
19.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome13732025Blue Ridge MountainsHP1377 
20.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak13721768South-Central Alaska0 
21.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak13672385Southwest Basins and RangesHP266 
22.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq10361433Brooks RangeHP9 
23.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak10333343Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
24.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain966966SamoaHP7 
25.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak9232667Southwest Basins and RangesHP909 
26.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott9172722Cascade RangeHP304 
27.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak8964345Southern Rocky MountainsHP7162015-08-29
28.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade8824341Sierra NevadaHP232 
29.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness8073837Sierra Nevada307 
30.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak7761366Great Basin Ranges154 
31.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill6551234Blue Ridge MountainsHP351 
32.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple5532296Colorado Plateau2 
33.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte5241951Colorado Plateau0 
34.Zion National ParkThe East Temple5212350Colorado Plateau2 
35.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout4912612Colorado PlateauHP152 
36.Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak484484Central and Southern California Ranges8 
37.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak4711007Central and Southern California RangesHP162 
38.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain466466Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP828 
39.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark3932222Colorado Plateau9 
40.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain392392Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP36 
41.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark3302378Southern Rocky Mountains2 
42.Arches National ParkElephant Butte2511723Colorado PlateauHP68 
43.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor241425Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP33 
44.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak241850Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
45.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point2322778Colorado PlateauHP252 
46.Great Sand Dunes National ParkStar Dune2292621Southern Rocky Mountains27 
47.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain195427Ozark HighlandsHP81 
48.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle157992Great Plains25 
49.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock1571900Colorado PlateauHP24 
50.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark1211901Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
51.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge1201528Great PlainsHP109 
52.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill85866Great Plains44 
53.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower79427Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP26 
54.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North61244Appalachian Plateaus0 
55.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden47233Midwest-Great Lakes Area17 
56.White Sands National ParkWhite Sands National Park High Point351255Southwest Basins and RangesHP3 
57.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill30244Midwest-Great Lakes Area1 
58.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
58.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 

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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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