# List of the major 4000-meter summits of Alaska facts for kids

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Further information: List of mountain peaks of Alaska
Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak of the United States and North America. Denali is the third most topographically prominent and third most topographically isolated summit on Earth after Mount Everest and Aconcagua.

The following sortable table comprises the 23 mountain peaks of the U.S. State of Alaska with at least 4000 meters (13,123 feet) of topographic elevation and at least 500 meters (1640 feet) of topographic prominence.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. The topographic prominence of a summit is the elevation difference between that summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. The topographic isolation of a summit is the minimum great-circle distance to a point of equal elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence. There are 65 ultra-prominent summits in Alaska.

If an elevation or prominence is calculated as a range of values, the arithmetic mean is shown.

## Major 4000-meter summits

Of the 104 major 4000-meter summits of the United States, the following 23 rise in Alaska. Five of these peaks lie on the international border with Yukon and one lies on the international border with British Columbia.

The 23 mountain peaks of Alaska with at least 4000 meters of elevation and at least 500 meters of topographic prominence

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Denali Alaska Range 6190.5 m
20,310 ft
6141 m
20,146 ft
7,451 km
4,630 mi
63°04′08″N 151°00′23″W﻿ / ﻿63.0690°N 151.0063°W
2 Mount Saint Elias Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
18,009 ft
3429 m
11,250 ft
41.3 km
25.6 mi
60°17′34″N 140°55′51″W﻿ / ﻿60.2927°N 140.9307°W
3 Mount Foraker Alaska Range Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
17,400 ft
2210 m
7,250 ft
23.0 km
14.27 mi
62°57′37″N 151°23′59″W﻿ / ﻿62.9604°N 151.3998°W
4 Mount Bona Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
16,550 ft
2103 m
6,900 ft
80.0 km
49.7 mi
61°23′08″N 141°44′58″W﻿ / ﻿61.3856°N 141.7495°W
5 Mount Blackburn Wrangell Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
16,390 ft
3548 m
11,640 ft
97.6 km
60.7 mi
61°43′50″N 143°24′11″W﻿ / ﻿61.7305°N 143.4031°W
6 Mount Sanford Wrangell Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
16,237 ft
2343 m
7,687 ft
64.8 km
40.3 mi
62°12′48″N 144°07′45″W﻿ / ﻿62.2132°N 144.1292°W
7 Mount Fairweather
(Fairweather Mountain)
Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
15,325 ft
3961 m
12,995 ft
201 km
124.7 mi
58°54′23″N 137°31′35″W﻿ / ﻿58.9064°N 137.5265°W
8 Mount Hubbard Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,951 ft
2457 m
8,061 ft
34.4 km
21.3 mi
60°19′10″N 139°04′21″W﻿ / ﻿60.3194°N 139.0726°W
9 Mount Bear Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,831 ft
1540 m
5,054 ft
32.4 km
20.1 mi
61°17′00″N 141°08′36″W﻿ / ﻿61.2834°N 141.1433°W
10 Mount Hunter Alaska Range Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,573 ft
1418 m
4,653 ft
11.07 km
6.88 mi
62°57′01″N 151°05′29″W﻿ / ﻿62.9504°N 151.0915°W
11 Mount Alverstone
(Boundary Point 180)
Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,500 ft
594 m
1,950 ft
3.62 km
2.25 mi
60°21′06″N 139°04′30″W﻿ / ﻿60.3518°N 139.0749°W
12 University Peak Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,470 ft
978 m
3,210 ft
5.97 km
3.71 mi
61°19′38″N 141°47′12″W﻿ / ﻿61.3272°N 141.7867°W
13 Mount Wrangell Wrangell Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,163 ft
1711 m
5,613 ft
23.8 km
14.79 mi
62°00′21″N 144°01′07″W﻿ / ﻿62.0059°N 144.0187°W
14 Mount Augusta Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,070 ft
1549 m
5,082 ft
23.2 km
14.41 mi
60°18′27″N 140°27′30″W﻿ / ﻿60.3074°N 140.4584°W
15 Atna Peaks Wrangell Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,860 ft
674 m
2,210 ft
5.86 km
3.64 mi
61°44′58″N 143°14′29″W﻿ / ﻿61.7495°N 143.2414°W
16 Regal Mountain Wrangell Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,845 ft
1340 m
4,395 ft
19.72 km
12.25 mi
61°44′38″N 142°52′03″W﻿ / ﻿61.7438°N 142.8675°W
17 Mount Hayes Alaska Range Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,832 ft
3507 m
11,507 ft
205 km
127.2 mi
63°37′13″N 146°43′04″W﻿ / ﻿63.6203°N 146.7178°W
18 Mount Cook Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,760 ft
2350 m
7,710 ft
23.4 km
14.54 mi
60°10′54″N 139°58′52″W﻿ / ﻿60.1816°N 139.9811°W
19 Mount Natazhat Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,435 ft
1824 m
5,985 ft
24.9 km
15.49 mi
61°31′18″N 141°06′11″W﻿ / ﻿61.5217°N 141.1030°W
20 Mount Jarvis Wrangell Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,421 ft
1454 m
4,771 ft
17.95 km
11.15 mi
62°01′24″N 143°37′11″W﻿ / ﻿62.0234°N 143.6198°W
21 Tressider Peak Saint Elias Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,315 ft
507 m
1,665 ft
5.34 km
3.32 mi
61°21′32″N 141°39′59″W﻿ / ﻿61.3590°N 141.6664°W
22 Mount Silverthrone Alaska Range Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,220 ft
988 m
3,240 ft
12.72 km
7.90 mi
63°06′57″N 150°40′32″W﻿ / ﻿63.1157°N 150.6755°W
23 Mount Marcus Baker Chugach Mountains Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
13,176 ft
3277 m
10,751 ft
204 km
126.8 mi
61°26′15″N 147°45′09″W﻿ / ﻿61.4374°N 147.7525°W

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