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Counties with Largest Area

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)Area-SqMiAscents
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Mount Whitney Group10,2243379
2.CA-RiversideSan Jacinto Peak10,839San Jacinto Mountains7,3052483
3.CA-San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain11,499San Bernardino Mountains20,1081789
4.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162Mount Shasta Area6,3381435
5.AZ-CoconinoHumphreys Peak12,633Flagstaff Area18,6591432
6.NV-ClarkCharleston Peak11,916Spring Mountains8,0891076
7.NV-WashoeMount Rose10,776Carson Range6,543812
8.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063Snake Range8,888767
9.CA-KernSawmill Mountain8818San Emigdio Mountains8,161636
10.UT-TooeleDeseret Peak11,031Stansbury Mountains7,000431
11.AZ-PimaMount Lemmon9157Huachuca Area9,195401
12.OR-KlamathMount Thielsen9182Crater Lake Area6,125396
13.TX-BrewsterEmory Peak7825Big Bend Ranges6,200348
14.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Northern Wind River Range9,249346
15.NV-NyeMount Jefferson11,941Toquima Range18,147314
16.AZ-YumaSignal Peak4877Kofa Area5,522309
17.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Palisades6,012281
18.UT-San JuanMount Peale12,721La Sal Mountains7,929275
19.NV-ElkoRuby Dome11,387Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains17,180257
20.AZ-CochiseChiricahua Peak9759Chiricahua Area6,223251
21.NV-PershingStar Peak9836Southeast Humboldt River Ranges6,060229
22.AZ-MaricopaBrowns Peak7657Mazatzal Mountains9,228216
23.AZ-YavapaiMount Union7979Prescott Area8,129205
24.AZ-MohaveHualapai Peak8417Hualapai Mountains13,468198
25.OR-HarneySteens Mountain9733Steens Mountain Area10,208194
26.AZ-ApacheMount Baldy11,403White Mountains11,218171
27.NV-HumboldtGranite Peak9732Santa Rosa Mountains9,644166
28.NM-OteroSierra Blanca Peak11,973Sacramento Mountains6,631160
29.NV-LanderBunker Hill11,473Toiyabe Range5,514148
30.NM-SocorroSouth Baldy10,783West-Central Rio Grande Area6,651143
31.UT-MillardMine Camp Peak10,222Pavant Range6,822137
32.UT-Box ElderBull Mountain9934Northwest Salt Lake Ranges5,775135
33.ID-OwyheeHayden Peak8403Owyhee Mountains7,684101
34.WY-CarbonMedicine Bow Peak-West Ridge11,920Medicine Bow Mountains7,95299
35.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Santa Fe Mountains5,89598
36.NV-LincolnMount Grafton-South Ridge10,640Schell Creek Range10,63293
37.OR-LakeCrane Mountain8456Warner Mountains8,34488
38.AZ-NavajoBlack Mesa High Point8168Hopi-Navajo Mesas9,95972
39.NM-CatronWhitewater Baldy10,895Mogollon Mountains6,93161
40.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Southern Absaroka Range6,95358
41.OR-MalheurOregon Canyon Mountains Peak8027Trout Creek Area9,91252
42.NM-ChavesOne Tree Peak7089Sacramento Mountains6,07851
43.WY-SweetwaterPine Mountain9550East Flaming Gorge Area10,47647
44.MT-BeaverheadTweedy Mountain11,154Pioneer Mountains5,55941
45.ME-AroostookPeaked Mountain2220Northern Maine6,80937
46.NM-San JuanBeautiful Mountain9388Chuska Mountains5,53729
46.NM-McKinleyCerros de Alejandro9166North San Mateo Mountains5,45529
48.MN-Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges6,71921
49.ID-IdahoBare Peak Northwest9439Central Bitteroot Range8,48219
50.NE-CherryHazel Benchmark4206Sand Hills6,00013

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List Description

This list shows the highest points of the 50 largest counties in the US outside of Alaska. All but four of them are in nine western states. There is one each in Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Maine.

Thanks to John Hasch for suggesting the addition of the Area column, greatly improving the usefulness of this list.

 


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