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Alaska Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)
1.DenaliMount McKinley6194Alaska Range
2.Wrangell-Saint EliasMount Saint Elias5489Saint Elias Mountains
3.Glacier BayMount Fairweather4671Saint Elias Mountains
4.Lake ClarkRedoubt Volcano3108Aleutian Ranges
5.Stikine-LeConteKates Needle3053Coast Mountains
6.UnimakShishaldin Volcano2869Aleutian Ranges
7.Mollie BeattieMount Isto2761Brooks Range
8.Tracy Arm-Fords TerrorBoundary Peak 732614Coast Mountains
9.Russell FjordMount Jette2568Saint Elias Mountains
10.Gates of the ArcticMount Igikpak2523Brooks Range
11.KatmaiMount Griggs2316Aleutian Ranges
12.Misty FjordsMount John Jay2288Coast Mountains
13.KenaiTruuli Peak2015South-Central Alaska
14.NoatakPeak 62471904Brooks Range
15.Aleutian IslandsTanaga Volcano1806Aleutian Ranges
16.Endicott RiverMount Young West1769Saint Elias Mountains
17.IzembekFrosty Peak1769Aleutian Ranges
18.BecharofBecharof Wilderness High Point1676Aleutian Ranges
19.Chuck RiverPeak 53901643Coast Mountains
20.TogiakTogiak High Point1585Alaska Intermountain Ranges
21.KootznoowooKootznoowoo Peak1463Northwest Coast Islands
22.South BaranofBaranof Peak 46001402Northwest Coast Islands
23.Karta RiverPin Peak1178Northwest Coast Islands
24.South EtolinMount Etolin1134Northwest Coast Islands
25.West Chichagof-YakobiMount Raatikainen1101Northwest Coast Islands
26.Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt ChuckDuncan Peaks1097Northwest Coast Islands
27.South Prince of WalesPeak 35801091Northwest Coast Islands
28.Tebenkof BayKuiu Peak 33551023Northwest Coast Islands
29.AndreafskyKusilvak Census Area High Point885Alaska Intermountain Ranges
30.KuiuKuiu Peak 2831863Northwest Coast Islands
31.TuxedniMount Chisik815Aleutian Ranges
32.Warren IslandWarren Peak710Northwest Coast Islands
33.Pleasant/Lemusurier/Inian IslandsLemesurier Island High Point664Northwest Coast Islands
34.SelawikWaring Benchmark641Alaska Intermountain Ranges
34.Kobuk ValleyWaring Benchmark641Alaska Intermountain Ranges
36.Coronation IslandNeedle Peak597Northwest Coast Islands
37.NunivakMount Roberts511Alaska Intermountain Ranges
38.Bering SeaHall Island High Point507Alaska Intermountain Ranges
39.KoyukukKoyukuk Wilderness High Point488Alaska Intermountain Ranges
40.InnokoInnoko Wilderness High Point445Alaska Intermountain Ranges
41.SimeonofSimeonof Island High Point438Aleutian Ranges
42.Forrester IslandForrester Island High Point408Northwest Coast Islands
43.SemidiAghiyak Benchmark312South-Central Alaska
44.Maurille IslandsAnguilla Island High Point183Northwest Coast Islands
45.ChamissoChamisso Island High Point75Alaska Intermountain Ranges
46.Hazy IslandsBig Benchmark61Northwest Coast Islands
47.BogoslofBogoslof Island High Point44Aleutian Ranges
48.Saint LazariaSaint Lazaria High Point30Northwest Coast Islands

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List Description

Wilderness areas are large tracts of land where resource extraction, roads, structures, and motors of any kind are forbidden. The only intrusion of man permitted is foot travel and low-impact camping. They represent the last sanctuaries of the primeval world left in our developed country, and most of them are in the high mountains.

Note that the boundaries of many Wilderness Areas are indistinct and not always shown accurately on topographic maps. In addition, many Wilderness high points are "liners" or "slope points" located where a boundary is excluding a summit area that has road or tower development. So finding the exact point for many of these summits may be difficult, and being sure of reaching them may require independent research. In some cases, where a wilderness boundary came very close to a prominent undeveloped summit, that summit is assumed to be the wilderness high point even if the official boundary may be a few feet away.


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