Ultra Prominent Peaks (5000'+) of the Contiguous United States


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This list features summits in the contiguous United States with at least 5000' of prominence. This criterion creates a small set of dominating mountains, which are significantly spread out from each other. It's a great list for climbers who love to travel around the USA. This popular list only includes 48 states because adding in Alaska would double the list with mountains that are virtually impossible to summit for the average peakbagger.

 

Rank Summit Name State Elevation Prominence
1 Mount Rainier Washington 14411 13210
2 Mount Whitney California 14495 10075
3 Mount Shasta California 14162 9762
4 Mount Elbert Colorado 14433 9073
5 Mount Baker Washington 10781 8812
6 San Jacinto Peak California 10839 8319
7 San Gorgonio Mountain California 11499 8294
8 Charleston Peak Nevada 11916 8241
9 Mount Adams Washington 12276 8116
10 Mount Olympus Washington 7969 7838
11 Mount Hood Oregon 11239 7706
12 Wheeler Peak Nevada 13063 7563
13 Glacier Peak Washington 10520 7498
14 White Mountain Peak California 14246 7196
15 Gannett Peak Wyoming 13804 7076
16 Cloud Peak Wyoming 13167 7067
17 Grand Teton Wyoming 13770 6530
18 Sacajawea Peak Oregon 9838 6388
19 Kings Peak Utah 13528 6348
20 Mount Graham Arizona 10720 6320
21 Mount San Antonio California 10064 6224
22 Telescope Peak California 11048 6168
23 Mount Peale Utah 12721 6161
24 Mount Washington New Hampshire 6288 6148
25 Mount Mitchell North Carolina 6684 6089
26 Humphreys Peak Arizona 12633 6039
27 Borah Peak Idaho 12662 5982
28 Mount Jefferson Nevada 11941 5861
29 Mount Ellen Utah 11522 5842
30 Deseret Peak Utah 11031 5812
31 Mount Jefferson Oregon 10497 5777
32 Pilot Peak Nevada 10716 5726
33 Crazy Peak Montana 11209 5709
34 McDonald Peak Montana 9820 5640
35 South Sister Oregon 10358 5588
36 Sierra Blanca Peak New Mexico 11973 5533
37 Pikes Peak Colorado 14110 5510
38 Mount Nebo Utah 11928 5488
39 Snowshoe Peak Montana 8738 5418
40 North Schell Peak Nevada 11883 5403
41 Hayford Peak Nevada 9912 5392
42 Star Peak Nevada 9836 5400
43 Diamond Peak Idaho 12197 5377
44 Flat Top Mountain Utah 10620 5370
45 Mount Stuart Washington 9415 5354
46 Blanca Peak Colorado 14345 5326
47 Mount Timpanogos Utah 11749 5269
48 Ibapah Peak Utah 12087 5247
49 Mount Cleveland Montana 10466 5246
50 He Devil Idaho 9400 5240
51 Arc Dome Nevada 11773 5213
52 Lassen Peak California 10457 5229
53 Abercrombie Mountain Washington 7308 5168
54 Mount Lemmon Arizona 9157 5157
55 Chiricahua Peak Arizona 9759 5139
56 Mount Eddy California 9025 5105
57 Miller Peak Arizona 9466 5006

FALLEN BROTHER: Prior to its 1980 eruption, Mount Saint Helens was on this list at #28.




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