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Alaska Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascents
43.SemidiAghiyak Benchmark1024South-Central Alaska0
44.Maurille IslandsAnguilla Island High Point600Northwest Coast Islands0
22.South BaranofBaranof Peak 46004600Northwest Coast Islands0
18.BecharofBecharof Wilderness High Point5500Aleutian Ranges0
46.Hazy IslandsBig Benchmark200Northwest Coast Islands0
47.BogoslofBogoslof Island High Point143Aleutian Ranges0
8.Tracy Arm-Fords TerrorBoundary Peak 738576Coast Mountains0
23.Karta RiverCastle Mountain3866Northwest Coast Islands0
45.ChamissoChamisso Island High Point246Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
1.DenaliDenali20,310Alaska Range220
26.Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt ChuckDuncan Peaks3600Northwest Coast Islands0
42.Forrester IslandForrester Island High Point1340Northwest Coast Islands0
17.IzembekFrosty Peak5803Aleutian Ranges0
38.Bering SeaHall Island High Point1665Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
40.InnokoInnoko Wilderness High Point1461Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
5.Stikine-LeConteKates Needle10,016Coast Mountains1
21.KootznoowooKootznoowoo Peak4800Northwest Coast Islands1
39.KoyukukKoyukuk Wilderness High Point1600Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
30.KuiuKuiu Peak 28312831Northwest Coast Islands0
28.Tebenkof BayKuiu Peak 33553355Northwest Coast Islands0
29.AndreafskyKusilvak Census Area High Point2905Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
33.Pleasant/Lemusurier/Inian IslandsLemesurier Island High Point2180Northwest Coast Islands0
31.TuxedniMount Chisik2674Aleutian Ranges0
24.South EtolinMount Etolin3720Northwest Coast Islands0
3.Glacier BayMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains15
11.KatmaiMount Griggs7600Aleutian Ranges9
10.Gates of the ArcticMount Igikpak8276Brooks Range2
7.Mollie BeattieMount Isto8976Brooks Range0
9.Russell FjordMount Jette8425Saint Elias Mountains0
12.Misty FjordsMount John Jay7507Coast Mountains0
25.West Chichagof-YakobiMount Raatikainen3613Northwest Coast Islands0
37.NunivakMount Roberts1675Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
2.Wrangell-Saint EliasMount Saint Elias18,008Saint Elias Mountains5
16.Endicott RiverMount Young West5805Saint Elias Mountains0
36.Coronation IslandNeedle Peak1960Northwest Coast Islands0
27.South Prince of WalesPeak 35803580Northwest Coast Islands0
19.Chuck RiverPeak 53905390Coast Mountains0
14.NoatakPeak 62476247Brooks Range0
4.Lake ClarkRedoubt Volcano10,197Aleutian Ranges3
48.Saint LazariaSaint Lazaria High Point100Northwest Coast Islands0
6.UnimakShishaldin Volcano9414Aleutian Ranges0
41.SimeonofSimeonof Island High Point1436Aleutian Ranges0
15.Aleutian IslandsTanaga Volcano5925Aleutian Ranges0
20.TogiakTogiak High Point5200Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
13.KenaiTruuli Peak6612South-Central Alaska7
34.SelawikWaring Benchmark2102Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
34.Kobuk ValleyWaring Benchmark2102Alaska Intermountain Ranges0
32.Warren IslandWarren Peak2329Northwest 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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