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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (37 out of 58, or 63.79%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak30298749Southwest Basins and RangesHP8121976-06 a9
2.Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple18137533Colorado Plateau21978-03 a2
3.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak756313,063Great Basin RangesHP5061982-07 a1
4.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney10,07814,498Sierra NevadaHP24241982-07 a5
5.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak616811,048Great Basin RangesHP5441982-07 a9
6.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak294014,255Southern Rocky MountainsHP6401982-08 a7
7.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak44857825Southwest Basins and RangesHP2321984-12 a2
8.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa707913,679HawaiiHP1551985-07 b1
9.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala10,02310,023HawaiiHP4581985-07 b3
10.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome45036643Blue Ridge MountainsHP12511985-08 a8
11.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier13,24614,411Cascade RangeHP18121986-07 a8
12.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton653013,770Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP3271987-07 e8
13.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak522910,457Cascade RangeHP7501987-08 a4
14.Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade289414,242Sierra NevadaHP1951987-08 a7
15.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott30098929Cascade RangeHP2681988-07 a7
16.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain46088664Southwest Basins and RangesHP811989-03 a1
17.Denali National Park and PreserveDenali20,14620,310Alaska RangeHP1961990-06 a1
18.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain15281528Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP7351993-05 b7
19.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point7609115Colorado PlateauHP2291998-12 a2
20.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout16118571Colorado PlateauHP1332000-06-27
21.Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak338910,969Greater Yellowstone Rockies312000-09-05
22.Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower2601400Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP232000-09-16
23.Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock5146234Colorado PlateauHP232000-10-05
24.Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill21484050Blue Ridge MountainsHP3172002-04-29
25.Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge3935013Great PlainsHP972002-06-02
26.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus78387969Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP3172002-08-17
27.Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain6401400Ozark HighlandsHP752003-04-28
28.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland522610,466Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP622003-08-11
29.Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak25464482Great Basin Ranges1412006-04-30
30.Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor7921394Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP282008-06-16
31.Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen224612,006Southern Rocky Mountains52008-09-21
32.Channel Islands National ParkEl Montanon13331808Central and Southern California RangesHP1302011-11-04
33.Arches National ParkElephant Butte8235653Colorado PlateauHP602012-03-12
34.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak15443304Central and Southern California RangesHP1512013-02-04
35.Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain12861286Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP342015-04-21
36.Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP152016-04-13
37.Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle5153255Great Plains192017-08-29
 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn11,59016,390South-Central Alaska7 
 Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather12,96315,325Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
 Yosemite National ParkMount Conness263012,590Sierra Nevada250 
 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 
 Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs72007600Aleutian RangesHP9 
 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 
 Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq34004700Brooks RangeHP9 
 National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain31693169SamoaHP6 
 Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill2802840Great Plains42 
 Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak7902790Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
 Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill100800Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
 Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North200800Appalachian Plateaus0 
 Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden153763Midwest-Great Lakes Area10 
 Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point1010Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP12 

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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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