Top 10 highest mountains in the United States

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The following is a list of the top 10 highest peaks in the United States. For reference, the state and mountain range in which the peak is located is included.

1) Mount McKinley (Denali): 20,320 feet (6,194 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Alaska Range

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States



Mount Whitney, of the California Sierra Nevada, holds numerous distinctions. It is the highest peak in the Sierra, & indeed in all of California. It's elevation stature continues to intrigue the human psyche, both from a civilian as well as a governmental perspective. Its elevation seems to be continually evaluated and reevaluated using the newest technologies, perpetually changing the mountain's height. The NPS plaque on the mountain lists Whitney's official height at 14,496.811 feet. The most recent observations put it at 14,505' (4,421m)


2) Mount Saint Elias: 18,008 feet (5,489 m)
• States: Alaska and the Yukon Territory
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


Mount Saint Elias is the second highest mountain in both Canada and the United States with 5,489 m. It lies about 40 kilometres  southwest of Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada.


3) Mount Foraker: 17,400 feet (5,304 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Alaska Range

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


  Mount Foraker is a 17,400-foot mountain in the central Alaska Range, in Denali National Park, 23 km southwest of Mount McKinley. Mount Foraker is the second highest peak in the Alaska Range. This name "Mount Foraker " was hotly contested for over 100 years, because Americans felt it shouldn't be named after a British officer who had never even been to the U.S

4) Mount Bona: 16,550 feet (5,044 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


Mount Bona is one of the major mountains of the Saint Elias Mountains in eastern Alaska, and is the fifth highest independent peak in the United States. The most recent observations put it at 16,550 feet (5,044 m)


5) Mount Blackburn: 16,390 feet (4,996 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Wrangell Mountains

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


Five of the top 10 summits belong to the Black Mountains with  16,390 feet (4,996 m) , a small but significant range in western North Carolina named for their dark high-elevation forests of spruce and fir


6) Mount Sanford: 16,237 feet (4,949 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Wrangell Mountains

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


 Mount Sanford rises 8,000 feet (2,400 m) in 1 mile (1,600 m) resulting in one of the steepest gradients in North America. It's a shield volcano in the Wrangell Volcanic Field, in eastern Alaska near the Copper River.

7) Fairweather Mountain: 15,325 feet (4,671 m)
• States: Alaska and British Columbia
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains
 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


The highest mountain in British Columbia is Fairweather Mountain 15,325 feet (4,671 m) located at the southern end of the St. Elias Mountains, along the coast of the northern Alaska Panhandle. Fairweather straddles the international boundary between Canada and the United States/Alaska. Fairweather Mountain was named in 1778 by Captain James Cook, apparently for the good weather encountered at the time.


8) Mount Hubbard - 14,950 feet (4,557 m)
• States: Alaska and the Yukon Territory
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


Mount Hubbard is a mountain summit in Yakutat County in the state of Alaska (AK). Mount Hubbard climbs to 14,741 feet (4,493.06 meters) above sea level.


9) Mount Bear: 14,831 feet (4,520 m)
• State: Alaska
• Range: Saint Elias Mountains

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


Bear Mountain in Salisbury has the tallest peak in the state of Connecticut at 2,316 feet (the highest point in Connecticut is 2,380 feet on a mountainside of Mt. Frissel whose peak is in Massachusetts).


10) Mount Hunter: 
• State: Alaska
• Range: Alaska Range

 Top 10 highest mountains in the United States


Mount Hunter has a complex structure: it is topped by a large, low-angled glacier plateau, connecting the North (Main) Summit and the South Summit (114,573 feet (4,442 m)