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Backbone Ranges

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Nirvana (2773 m/9098 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesNorthwest Territories (96%), Yukon Territory (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area74,832 sq km / 28,893 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent457 km / 284 mi North-South
600 km / 373 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long63° 5' N; 127° 10' W
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Map of Backbone Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Backbone Ranges.
Mackenzie MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northwest Mackenzie MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Selwyn MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Backbone RangesLevel 4
         Canyon RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Backbone Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mount Nirvana27739098 
2.Mount Sir James MacBrien27599052 
3.Backbone Peak26748773 
4.Parrot Beak Peak2620+8596+ 
5.Mount Proboscis2600+8530+ 
6.Mount Meringue2580+8465+ 
7.Peak 256525658415 
8.Lotus Flower Tower2560+8399+ 
9.Mount Contact25568386 
10.Mount Harrison Smith2500+8202+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



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