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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-Ft
(Avg)
 Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,16220,310Alaska RangeHP221 
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP2076 
3.Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather12,99515,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
4.Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,64016,390South-Central Alaska7 
5.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,08314,498Sierra NevadaHP2717 
6.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP516 
7.Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano914710,197Aleutian RangesHP3 
8.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP370 
9.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak756813,063Great Basin RangesHP564 
10.Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs73007650Aleutian RangesHP9 
11.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa709913,679HawaiiHP168 
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton654513,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP370 
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak618811,048Great Basin RangesHP621 
14.Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak61268276Brooks RangeHP2 
15.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland524610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP74 
16.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP859 
17.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard47998979Cascade Range91 
18.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP90 
19.Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak46005850South-Central Alaska0 
20.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45136643Blue Ridge MountainsHP1376 
21.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak44957825Southwest Basins and RangesHP266 
22.Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq35004750Brooks RangeHP9 
23.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak339910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
24.National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP7 
25.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30398749Southwest Basins and RangesHP908 
26.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30198929Cascade RangeHP304 
27.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP7162015-08-29
28.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP232 
29.Yosemite National ParkMount Conness264712,590Sierra Nevada307 
30.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25624482Great Basin Ranges154 
31.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21684050Blue Ridge MountainsHP351 
32.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18337533Colorado Plateau2 
33.Zion National ParkThe East Temple17497709Colorado Plateau2 
34.Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte17406400Colorado Plateau0 
35.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16318571Colorado PlateauHP152 
36.Channel Islands National ParkSoledad Peak15891589Central and Southern California Ranges8 
37.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15643304Central and Southern California RangesHP162 
38.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP828 
39.Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark13097289Colorado Plateau9 
40.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP36 
41.Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark11027802Southern Rocky Mountains2 
42.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP68 
43.Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak8102790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
44.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP33 
45.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP252 
46.Great Sand Dunes National ParkStar Dune7508598Southern Rocky Mountains27 
47.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6601410Ozark HighlandsHP80 
48.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5253255Great Plains25 
49.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5246234Colorado PlateauHP24 
50.Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark4186238Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
51.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge4035013Great PlainsHP109 
52.Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill3002850Great Plains44 
53.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2701405Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP26 
54.Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North220810Appalachian Plateaus0 
55.Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden158763Midwest-Great Lakes Area17 
56.White Sands National ParkWhite Sands National Park High Point1214116Southwest Basins and RangesHP3 
57.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill110805Midwest-Great Lakes Area1 
58.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
58.Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-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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