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See also: List of the major 4000-meter summits of the Rocky Mountains and List of the major 100-kilometer summits of the Rocky Mountains
Further information: List of mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains
Mt Robson South Face
Mount Robson in British Columbia is the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies and the most prominent summit of the Rocky Mountains.

The following sortable table comprises the 31 ultra-prominent summits of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Each of these peaks has at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence.

The summit of a mountain or hill may be measured in three principal ways:

  1. The topographic elevation of a summit measures the height of the summit above a geodetic sea level.
  2. The topographic prominence of a summit is a measure of how high the summit rises above its surroundings.
  3. The topographic isolation (or radius of dominance) of a summit measures how far the summit lies from its nearest point of equal elevation.

Ultra-prominent summits

Of these 31 ultra-prominent summits of the Rocky Mountains, ten are located in British Columbia, nine in Alberta, four in Montana, three in Colorado, three in Utah, three in Wyoming, and two in Idaho. Three of these peaks lie on the Alberta-British Columbia border.

The 31 ultra-prominent summits of the Rocky Mountains

Rank Mountain Peak State or Province Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Robson  British Columbia Canadian Rockies &100000000000039590000003959 m
12,989 ft
&100000000000028290000002829 m
9,281 ft
&10000000000459540000000460 km
286 mi
53°06′38″N 119°09′24″W / 53.1105°N 119.1566°W / 53.1105; -119.1566 (Mount Robson)
2 Mount Elbert  Colorado Sawatch Range &100000000000044011999994401.2 m
14,440 ft
&100000000000027715520002772 m
9,093 ft
&100000000010791500000001,079 km
671 mi
39°07′04″N 106°26′43″W / 39.1178°N 106.4454°W / 39.1178; -106.4454 (Mount Elbert)
3 Mount Columbia  Alberta
 British Columbia
Canadian Rockies &100000000000037410000003741 m
12,274 ft
&100000000000023710000002371 m
7,779 ft
&10000000000158020000000158.0 km
98.2 mi
52°08′50″N 117°26′30″W / 52.1473°N 117.4416°W / 52.1473; -117.4416 (Mount Columbia)
4 Cloud Peak  Wyoming Bighorn Mountains &100000000000040133000004013.3 m
13,167 ft
&100000000000021570740002157 m
7,077 ft
&10000000000233380000000233 km
145.0 mi
44°22′56″N 107°10′26″W / 44.3821°N 107.1739°W / 44.3821; -107.1739 (Cloud Peak)
5 Gannett Peak  Wyoming Wind River Range &100000000000042091000004209.1 m
13,809 ft
&100000000000021567689992157 m
7,076 ft
&10000000000467280000000467 km
290 mi
43°11′03″N 109°39′15″W / 43.1842°N 109.6542°W / 43.1842; -109.6542 (Gannett Peak)
6 Mount Assiniboine  Alberta
 British Columbia
Canadian Rockies &100000000000036160000003616 m
11,864 ft
&100000000000020820000002082 m
6,831 ft
&10000000000141760000000141.8 km
88.1 mi
50°52′11″N 115°39′03″W / 50.8696°N 115.6509°W / 50.8696; -115.6509 (Mount Assiniboine)
7 Mount Edith Cavell  Alberta Canadian Rockies &100000000000033630000003363 m
11,033 ft
&100000000000020330000002033 m
6,670 ft
&1000000000004721000000047.2 km
29.3 mi
52°40′02″N 118°03′25″W / 52.6672°N 118.0569°W / 52.6672; -118.0569 (Mount Edith Cavell)
8 Grand Teton  Wyoming Teton Range &100000000000041986999994198.7 m
13,775 ft
&100000000000019949200001995 m
6,545 ft
&10000000000111610000000111.6 km
69.4 mi
43°44′28″N 110°48′09″W / 43.7412°N 110.8024°W / 43.7412; -110.8024 (Grand Teton)
9 Kings Peak  Utah Uinta Mountains &10000000000004125149999Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,534 ft
&100000000000019379220001938 m
6,358 ft
&10000000000268040000000268 km
166.6 mi
40°46′35″N 110°22′22″W / 40.7763°N 110.3729°W / 40.7763; -110.3729 (Kings Peak)
10 Mount Goodsir  British Columbia Canadian Rockies &100000000000035670000003567 m
11,703 ft
&100000000000019170000001917 m
6,289 ft
&1000000000006412000000064.1 km
39.8 mi
51°12′08″N 116°23′51″W / 51.2021°N 116.3975°W / 51.2021; -116.3975 (Mount Goodsir)
11 Borah Peak  Idaho Lost River Range &100000000000038611999993861.2 m
12,668 ft
&100000000000018294000001829 m
6,002 ft
&10000000000242620000000243 km
150.8 mi
44°08′15″N 113°46′52″W / 44.1374°N 113.7811°W / 44.1374; -113.7811 (Borah Peak)
12 Mount Harrison  British Columbia Canadian Rockies &100000000000033600000003360 m
11,024 ft
&100000000000017700000001770 m
5,807 ft
&1000000000005207000000052.1 km
32.4 mi
50°03′37″N 115°12′21″W / 50.0604°N 115.2057°W / 50.0604; -115.2057 (Mount Harrison)
13 Mount Sir Alexander  British Columbia Canadian Rockies &100000000000032750000003275 m
10,745 ft
&100000000000017620000001762 m
5,781 ft
&1000000000008777000000087.8 km
54.5 mi
53°56′10″N 120°23′13″W / 53.9360°N 120.3869°W / 53.9360; -120.3869 (Mount Sir Alexander)
14 Mount Hector  Alberta Canadian Rockies &100000000000033940000003394 m
11,135 ft
&100000000000017590000001759 m
5,771 ft
&1000000000002147000000021.5 km
13.34 mi
51°34′31″N 116°15′32″W / 51.5752°N 116.2590°W / 51.5752; -116.2590 (Mount Hector)
15 Whitehorn Mountain  British Columbia Canadian Rockies &100000000000033990000003399 m
11,152 ft
&100000000000017470000001747 m
5,732 ft
&100000000000079400000007.94 km
4.93 mi
53°08′13″N 119°16′00″W / 53.1370°N 119.2667°W / 53.1370; -119.2667 (Whitehorn Mountain)
16 Mount Chown  Alberta Canadian Rockies &100000000000033160000003316 m
10,879 ft
&100000000000017460000001746 m
5,728 ft
&1000000000003065000000030.7 km
19.05 mi
53°23′50″N 119°25′02″W / 53.3971°N 119.4173°W / 53.3971; -119.4173 (Mount Chown)
17 Crazy Peak  Montana Crazy Mountains &10000000000003417931000Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
11,214 ft
&100000000000017431549991743 m
5,719 ft
&1000000000007177000000071.8 km
44.6 mi
46°01′05″N 110°16′36″W / 46.0181°N 110.2768°W / 46.0181; -110.2768 (Crazy Peak)
18 McDonald Peak  Montana Mission Range &10000000000002994460000Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
9,824 ft
&100000000000017221230001722 m
5,650 ft
&10000000000127790000000127.8 km
79.4 mi
47°22′57″N 113°55′09″W / 47.3826°N 113.9191°W / 47.3826; -113.9191 (McDonald Peak)
19 Pikes Peak  Colorado Front Range &100000000000043023100004302.31 m
14,115 ft
&100000000000016855470001686 m
5,530 ft
&1000000000009756000000097.6 km
60.6 mi
38°50′26″N 105°02′39″W / 38.8405°N 105.0442°W / 38.8405; -105.0442 (Pikes Peak)
20 Mount Nebo  Utah Wasatch Range &10000000000003637056999Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
11,933 ft
&100000000000016788420001679 m
5,508 ft
&10000000000121620000000121.6 km
75.6 mi
39°49′19″N 111°45′37″W / 39.8219°N 111.7603°W / 39.8219; -111.7603 (Mount Nebo)
21 Snowshoe Peak  Montana Cabinet Mountains &10000000000002664715000Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
8,743 ft
&100000000000016575060001658 m
5,438 ft
&10000000000133470000000133.5 km
82.9 mi
48°13′23″N 115°41′20″W / 48.2231°N 115.6890°W / 48.2231; -115.6890 (Snowshoe Peak)
22 Jeanette Peak  British Columbia Canadian Rockies &100000000000030890000003089 m
10,135 ft
&100000000000016570000001657 m
5,436 ft
&1000000000001754000000017.54 km
10.90 mi
52°38′09″N 118°37′00″W / 52.6357°N 118.6166°W / 52.6357; -118.6166 (Jeanette Peak)
23 Mount Forbes  Alberta Canadian Rockies &100000000000036170000003617 m
11,867 ft
&100000000000016490000001649 m
5,410 ft
&1000000000004742000000047.4 km
29.5 mi
51°51′36″N 116°55′54″W / 51.8600°N 116.9316°W / 51.8600; -116.9316 (Mount Forbes)
24 Diamond Peak  Idaho Lemhi Range &100000000000037193000003719.3 m
12,202 ft
&100000000000016419610001642 m
5,387 ft
&1000000000005118000000051.2 km
31.8 mi
44°08′29″N 113°04′58″W / 44.1414°N 113.0827°W / 44.1414; -113.0827 (Diamond Peak)
25 Blanca Peak  Colorado Sangre de Cristo Mountains &10000000000004374119999Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,351 ft
&100000000000016233679991623 m
5,326 ft
&10000000000166360000000166.4 km
103.4 mi
37°34′39″N 105°29′08″W / 37.5775°N 105.4856°W / 37.5775; -105.4856 (Blanca Peak)
26 Mount Timpanogos  Utah Wasatch Range &100000000000035820000003582 m
11,752 ft
&100000000000016090419991609 m
5,279 ft
&1000000000006378000000063.8 km
39.6 mi
40°23′27″N 111°38′45″W / 40.3908°N 111.6459°W / 40.3908; -111.6459 (Mount Timpanogos)
27 Mount Fryatt  Alberta Canadian Rockies &100000000000033610000003361 m
11,027 ft
&100000000000016080000001608 m
5,276 ft
&1000000000001637000000016.37 km
10.17 mi
52°33′01″N 117°54′37″W / 52.5503°N 117.9104°W / 52.5503; -117.9104 (Mount Fryatt)
28 Mount Cleveland  Montana Lewis Range &100000000000031940000003194 m
10,479 ft
&100000000000015989839991599 m
5,246 ft
&10000000000159890000000159.9 km
99.4 mi
48°55′30″N 113°50′54″W / 48.9249°N 113.8482°W / 48.9249; -113.8482 (Mount Cleveland)
29 Mount Temple  Alberta Canadian Rockies &100000000000035400000003540 m
11,614 ft
&100000000000015300000001530 m
5,020 ft
&1000000000002127000000021.3 km
13.22 mi
51°21′04″N 116°12′23″W / 51.3511°N 116.2063°W / 51.3511; -116.2063 (Mount Temple)
Mount Ida  British Columbia Canadian Rockies &100000000000032000000003200 m
10,499 ft
&100000000000015300000001530 m
5,020 ft
&1000000000001414000000014.14 km
8.79 mi
54°03′29″N 120°19′36″W / 54.0580°N 120.3268°W / 54.0580; -120.3268 (Mount Ida)
31 Mount Joffre  Alberta
 British Columbia
Canadian Rockies &100000000000034330000003433 m
11,263 ft
&100000000000015050000001505 m
4,938 ft
&1000000000004923000000049.2 km
30.6 mi
50°31′43″N 115°12′25″W / 50.5285°N 115.2069°W / 50.5285; -115.2069 (Mount Joffre)

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