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Ultras of the Contiguous United States

Peaks with over 1500 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft StateRange (Level 4)
1.Mount Rainier13,24614,411WashingtonSouth Washington Cascades
2.Mount Whitney10,07814,498CaliforniaSequoia Sierra Nevada
3.Mount Shasta976214,162CaliforniaCalifornia Cascades
4.Mount Elbert907314,433ColoradoSawatch Range
5.Mount Baker881210,781WashingtonNorth Cascades
6.San Jacinto Peak831910,839CaliforniaPeninsular Southern California Ranges
7.San Gorgonio Mountain829411,499CaliforniaTransverse Ranges
8.Charleston Peak824111,916NevadaSouth Great Basin Ranges
9.Mount Adams811612,276WashingtonSouth Washington Cascades
10.Mount Olympus78387969WashingtonOlympic Mountains
11.Mount Hood770611,239OregonOregon Cascades
12.Wheeler Peak756313,063NevadaEast Central Great Basin Ranges
13.Glacier Peak749810,520WashingtonNorth Cascades
14.White Mountain Peak719614,246CaliforniaWest Great Basin Ranges
15.Gannett Peak707613,804WyomingWind River Range
16.Cloud Peak706713,167WyomingBighorn Mountains
17.Grand Teton653013,770WyomingTeton Range-Yellowstone Area
18.Sacajawea Peak63889838OregonWallowa Mountains
19.Kings Peak634813,528UtahUinta Range
20.Mount Graham632010,720ArizonaSoutheast Arizona Ranges
21.Mount San Antonio622410,064CaliforniaTransverse Ranges
22.Telescope Peak616811,048CaliforniaWest Great Basin Ranges
23.Mount Peale616112,721UtahCanyonlands
24.Mount Washington61486288New HampshireWhite Mountains
25.Mount Mitchell60896684North CarolinaCentral Blue Ridge Ranges
26.Humphreys Peak603912,633ArizonaCentral Arizona Highlands
27.Borah Peak598212,662IdahoLost River-Lemhi Ranges
28.Mount Jefferson586111,941NevadaWest Central Nevada Ranges
29.Mount Ellen584211,522UtahCanyonlands
30.Deseret Peak581211,031UtahEast Great Basin Ranges
31.Mount Jefferson577710,497OregonOregon Cascades
32.Pilot Peak572610,716NevadaNorth Great Basin Ranges
33.Crazy Peak570911,209MontanaCentral Montana Ranges
34.McDonald Peak56409820MontanaNorthwest Montana Ranges
35.South Sister558810,358OregonOregon Cascades
36.Sierra Blanca Peak553311,973New MexicoSoutheast New Mexico Ranges
37.Pikes Peak551014,110ColoradoFront Range
38.Mount Nebo548811,928UtahWasatch Range
39.Snowshoe Peak54188738MontanaNorthwest Montana Ranges
40.North Schell Peak540311,883NevadaEast Central Great Basin Ranges
41.Star Peak54009836NevadaWest Central Nevada Ranges
42.Hayford Peak53929912NevadaSouth Great Basin Ranges
43.Diamond Peak537712,197IdahoLost River-Lemhi Ranges
44.Flat Top Mountain537010,620UtahEast Great Basin Ranges
45.Mount Stuart53549415WashingtonSouth Washington Cascades
46.Blanca Peak532614,345ColoradoSangre de Cristo Range
47.Mount Timpanogos526911,749UtahWasatch Range
48.Ibapah Peak524712,087UtahEast Central Great Basin Ranges
49.Lassen Peak522910,457CaliforniaCalifornia Cascades
50.Mount Cleveland522610,466MontanaGlacier National Park Ranges
51.Arc Dome521311,773NevadaWest Central Nevada Ranges
52.She Devil52009400IdahoWestern Idaho Ranges
53.Abercrombie Mountain51687308WashingtonSelkirk Mountains
54.Mount Lemmon51579157ArizonaSoutheast Arizona Ranges
55.Chiricahua Peak51399759ArizonaSoutheast Arizona Ranges
56.Mount Eddy51059025CaliforniaKlamath Mountains
57.Miller Peak50069466ArizonaSoutheast Arizona Ranges
 Mount Marcy49145344New YorkAdirondack Mountains

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List Description


The master list of the world's "Ultras" was originally compiled in the 2000-2006 timeframe by Jonathan de Ferranti, Aaron Maizlish, and Eberhard Jurgalski, with the assistance of several other prominence enthusiasts and Edward Earl’s Winprom program. Their listings were published on The lists on this site incorporate several updates, additions, and deletions since then, many of them resulting from a worldwide programmatic analysis done by Andrew Kirmse in 2017. All prominence-based climbers owe these pioneers a huge debt of gratitude.


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