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Alaska Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.DenaliDenali20,310Alaska Range222
2.Glacier BayMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains15
3.KatmaiMount Griggs7600Aleutian Ranges10
4.KenaiTruuli Peak6612South-Central Alaska7
5.Wrangell-Saint EliasMount Saint Elias18,008Saint Elias Mountains5
6.Lake ClarkRedoubt Volcano10,197Aleutian Ranges3
7.Gates of the ArcticMount Igikpak8276Brooks Range2
8.Stikine-LeConteKates Needle10,016Coast Mountains1
8.KootznoowooKootznoowoo Peak4800Northwest Coast Islands1
10.UnimakShishaldin Volcano9414Aleutian Ranges0
10.Mollie BeattieMount Isto8976Brooks Range0
10.Tracy Arm-Fords TerrorBoundary Peak 738576Coast Mountains0
10.Russell FjordMount Jette8425Saint Elias Mountains0
10.Misty FjordsMount John Jay7507Coast Mountains0
10.NoatakPeak 62476247Brooks Range0
10.Aleutian IslandsTanaga Volcano5925Aleutian Ranges0
10.Endicott RiverMount Young West5805Saint Elias Mountains0
10.IzembekFrosty Peak5803Aleutian Ranges0
10.BecharofBecharof Wilderness High Point5500Aleutian Ranges0
10.Chuck RiverPeak 53905390Coast Mountains0
10.TogiakTogiak High Point5200Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.South BaranofBaranof Peak 46004600Northwest Coast Islands0
10.Karta RiverCastle Mountain3866Northwest Coast Islands0
10.South EtolinMount Etolin3720Northwest Coast Islands0
10.West Chichagof-YakobiMount Raatikainen3613Northwest Coast Islands0
10.Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt ChuckDuncan Peaks3600Northwest Coast Islands0
10.South Prince of WalesPeak 35803580Northwest Coast Islands0
10.Tebenkof BayKuiu Peak 33553355Northwest Coast Islands0
10.AndreafskyKusilvak Census Area High Point2905Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.KuiuKuiu Peak 28312831Northwest Coast Islands0
10.TuxedniMount Chisik2674Aleutian Ranges0
10.Warren IslandWarren Peak2329Northwest Coast Islands0
10.Pleasant/Lemusurier/Inian IslandsLemesurier Island High Point2180Northwest Coast Islands0
10.SelawikWaring Benchmark2102Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.Kobuk ValleyWaring Benchmark2102Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.Coronation IslandNeedle Peak1960Northwest Coast Islands0
10.NunivakMount Roberts1675Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.Bering SeaHall Island High Point1665Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.KoyukukKoyukuk Wilderness High Point1600Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.InnokoInnoko Wilderness High Point1461Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.SimeonofSimeonof Island High Point1436Aleutian Ranges0
10.Forrester IslandForrester Island High Point1340Northwest Coast Islands0
10.SemidiAghiyak Benchmark1024South-Central Alaska0
10.Maurille IslandsAnguilla Island High Point600Northwest Coast Islands0
10.ChamissoChamisso Island High Point246Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
10.Hazy IslandsBig Benchmark200Northwest Coast Islands0
10.BogoslofBogoslof Island High Point143Aleutian Ranges0
10.Saint LazariaSaint Lazaria High Point100Northwest Coast Islands0

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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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