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Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks

Showing Andy Boos's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 58, or 36.21%)

RankLand NamePeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.Crater Lake National ParkMount Scott9172722Cascade RangeHP2721990-09-17
2.Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier40374392Cascade RangeHP19001991-06-23
3.Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Peak15943187Cascade RangeHP7761991-07-06
4.Olympic National ParkMount Olympus23892429Northwest U.S. Coast RangesHP3391991-07-27
5.Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton19904197Greater Yellowstone RockiesHP3341995-08-03
6.North Cascades National ParkMount Spickard14572737Cascade Range891996-07-14
7.Sequoia National ParkMount Whitney30724419Sierra NevadaHP24562001-09-07
8.Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain466466Northern U.S. AppalachiansHP7562006-10-25
9.Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Peak9232667Southwest Basins and RangesHP8202007-02-06
10.Mesa Verde National ParkPark Point Lookout4912612Colorado PlateauHP1352008-05-04
11.Bryce Canyon National ParkRainbow Point2322778Colorado PlateauHP2302008-05-09
12.Saguaro National ParkMica Mountain14052641Southwest Basins and RangesHP822008-11-19
13.Death Valley National ParkTelescope Peak18803367Great Basin RangesHP5492009-11-04
14.Haleakala National ParkHaleakala30553055HawaiiHP4632010-11-11
15.Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna Loa21584169HawaiiHP1592010-11-25
16.Great Basin National ParkWheeler Peak23053982Great Basin RangesHP5152013-06-17
17.Pinnacles National ParkNorth Chalone Peak4711007Central and Southern California RangesHP1532013-10-20
18.Big Bend National ParkEmory Peak13672385Southwest Basins and RangesHP2352014-11-14
19.Great Smoky Mountains National ParkClingmans Dome13732025Blue Ridge MountainsHP12702016-05-10
20.Rocky Mountain National ParkLongs Peak8964345Southern Rocky MountainsHP6502016-07-28
21.Glacier National Park (USA)Mount Cleveland15933190Central Montana Rocky MountainsHP632017-08-18
 Denali National Park and PreserveDenali61406190Alaska RangeHP201 
 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveMount Blackburn35334996South-Central Alaska7 
 Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveMount Fairweather39514671Saint Elias MountainsHP15 
 Kings Canyon National ParkNorth Palisade8824341Sierra NevadaHP202 
 Yosemite National ParkMount Conness8023837Sierra Nevada257 
 Great Sand Dunes National ParkMount Zwischen6853659Southern Rocky Mountains7 
 Yellowstone National ParkElectric Peak10333343Greater Yellowstone Rockies31 
 Lake Clark National Park and PreserveRedoubt Volcano27733108Aleutian RangesHP3 
 Gates of the Arctic National Park and PreserveMount Igikpak18522523Brooks RangeHP2 
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkRed Rock Benchmark3302378Southern Rocky Mountains1 
 Zion National ParkThe East Temple5212350Colorado Plateau2 
 Katmai National Park and PreserveMount Griggs21952316Aleutian RangesHP9 
 Grand Canyon National ParkVishnu Temple5532296Colorado Plateau2 
 Capitol Reef National ParkGeorge Benchmark3932222Colorado Plateau9 
 Canyonlands National ParkJunction Butte5241951Colorado Plateau0 
 Carlsbad Caverns National ParkDouble Benchmark1211901Southwest Basins and Ranges1 
 Petrified Forest National ParkPilot Rock1571900Colorado PlateauHP23 
 Kenai Fjords National ParkIceworm Peak13721768South-Central Alaska0 
 Arches National ParkElephant Butte2511723Colorado PlateauHP60 
 Wind Cave National ParkRankin Ridge1201528Great PlainsHP100 
 Kobuk Valley National ParkMount Angayukaqsraq10361433Brooks RangeHP9 
 Joshua Tree National ParkSpectre Peak7761366Great Basin Ranges141 
 Shenandoah National ParkHawksbill6551234Blue Ridge MountainsHP323 
 Badlands National ParkNorth Pinnacle157992Great Plains22 
 National Park of American SamoaLata Mountain966966SamoaHP6 
 Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBuck Hill85866Great Plains44 
 Redwood National ParkRodgers Peak241850Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges0 
 Channel Islands National ParkEl Montanon406551Central and Southern California RangesHP130 
 Hot Springs National ParkMusic Mountain195427Ozark HighlandsHP75 
 Voyageurs National ParkVoyageurs High Point Tower79427Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP23 
 Isle Royale National ParkMount Desor241425Midwest-Great Lakes AreaHP29 
 Virgin Islands National ParkBordeaux Mountain392392Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsHP34 
 Mammoth Cave National ParkIndian Hill North61244Appalachian Plateaus0 
 Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula Hill30244Midwest-Great Lakes Area0 
 Indiana Dunes National ParkMount Holden47233Midwest-Great Lakes Area10 
 Biscayne National ParkTotten Key High Point33Piedmont-Southeast CoastHP15 
 Dry Tortugas National ParkLoggerhead Key High Point33Piedmont-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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