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USA Contiguous States Most Prominent Peaks

Mount Rainier from near the Sunrise Visitor Center

Mount Rainier from near the Sunrise Visitor Center

After starting my mountain climbing activities in the Cascades Range in the Pacific Northwest I became interested in exploring other mountain ranges in the western US States. This interest was initially channeled through my Western US States High Points project, then expanded to my California Fourteeners project and my ongoing Colorado Fourteeners project.

The Peakbagger.com website provides many ideas for exploring mountains in the western US States. In particular, its Peakbagger.com: USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence list suggests to me many more mountains to visit. This list can channel my explorations for many years to come.

The Peaks

Peak State Prominence Elevation Year
Mount Rainier Washington 13,210 14410 1980
Mount Whitney California 10075 14495 1986
Mount Shasta California 9762 14162 1986
Mount Elbert Colorado 9073 14433 1991
Mount Baker Washington 8812 10781 1983
San Jacinto Peak California 8319 10075  
San Gorgonio Mountain California 8294 11499  
Charleston Peak Nevada 8241 11916 1988
Mount Adams Washington 8116 12276 1977
Mount Olympus Washington 7838 7969 1992
Mount Hood Oregon 7706 11239 1977
Wheeler Peak Nevada 7563 13063 1985
Glacier Peak Washington 7498 10520+ 1985
White Mountain Peak California 7196 14246 1988
Gannett Peak Wyoming 7076 13804 1986
Cloud Peak Wyoming 7067 13167  
Grand Teton Wyoming 6530 13770 1987
Sacajawea Peak Oregon 6388 9838 1989
Kings Peak Utah 6348 13528 2013
Mount Graham Arizona 6320 10720 2014
Mount San Antonio California 6224 10064  
Telescope Peak California 6168 11048 2014
Mount Peale Utah 6161 12721 2015
Mount Washington New Hampshire 6148 6288  
Mount Mitchell North Carolina 6089 6684 2005
Humphreys Peak Arizona 6039 12633 2011
Borah Peak Idaho 5982 12662 2011
Mount Jefferson Nevada 5861 11941  
Mount Ellen Utah 5842 11522 2015
Deseret Peak Utah 5812 11031 2015
Mount Jefferson Oregon 5777 10497 1978
Pilot Peak Nevada 5726 10716  
Crazy Peak Montana 5709 11209  
McDonald Peak Montana 5640 9820  
South Sister Oregon 5588 10358 1976
Sierra Blanca Peak New Mexico 5533 11973  
Pikes Peak Colorado 5510 14110 2017
Mount Nebo Utah 5488 11928 2015
Snowshoe Peak Montana 5418 8738  
North Schell Peak Nevada 5403 11883  
Star Peak Nevada 5400 9836  
Hayford Peak Nevada 5392 9912  
Diamond Peak Idaho 5377 12197  
Flat Top Mountain Utah 5370 10620  
Mount Stuart Washington 5354 9415 1982
Blanca Peak Colorado 5326 14345 1982
Mount Timpanogos Utah 5269 11749  
Ibapah Peak Utah 5247 12087  
Lassen Peak California 5229 10457 1986
Mount Cleveland Montana 5226 10466  
Arc Dome Nevada 5213 11773  
She Devil Idaho 5200 9400+ 2014
Abercrombie Mountain Washington 5168 7308 2014
Mount Lemmon Arizona 5157 9157 2013
Chiricahua Peak Arizona 5139 9759 2014
Mount Eddy California 5105 9025 2015
Miller Peak Arizona 5006 9466 2015
Mount Marcy New York 4914 5344  
Mount Moriah Nevada 4907 12067  
Jackson Mountains High Point Nevada 4863 9095  
Hole in the Mountain Peak Nevada 4849 11306  
Mount Tobin Nevada 4831 9775  
South Yolla Bolly Mountain California 4814 8094 2015
Hyndman Peak Idaho 4809 12009  
Culebra Peak Colorado 4807 14047  
Mount Pinos California 4800 8831  
Ruby Dome Nevada 4793 11387  
Troy Peak Nevada 4790 11298  
Round Mountain Washington 4780 5320+  
Mount Spickard Washington 4779 8979 1982
Granite Peak Montana 4759 12799 1979
Copper Butte Washington 4740 7140 2014
Mount Baldy Arizona 4723 11403  
Delano Peak Utah 4689 12169  
Matterhorn Nevada 4678 10838  
Scotchman Peak Idaho 4649 7009 2015
Mica Mountain Arizona 4608 8664 2015
Mount Wrightson Arizona 4578 9453 2015
Currant Mountain Nevada 4575 11513  
Mount Saint Helens Washington 4573 8333 1977
Grapevine Peak Nevada 4562 8738  
Abajo Peak Utah 4550 11360 2015
Crestone Peak Colorado 4534 14294  
Swasey Peak Utah 4509 9669  
Clingmans Dome Tennessee 4503 6643  
Three Fingers Washington 4490 6850  
Signal Peak Utah 4485 10365  
Emory Peak Texas 4485 7825  
Rock Creek Butte Oregon 4466 9106 2008
Cache Peak Idaho 4459 10339  
Mount McLoughlin Oregon 4455 9495 1980
Junipero Serra Peak California 4447 5862  
Hualapai Peak Arizona 4439 8417  
Northwest Peak Montana 4424 7705  
Table Mountain Montana 4422 10223  
Mount Shuksan Washington 4411 9131 1993
Kintla Peak Montana 4401 10101  
Granite Peak Nevada 4397 9732  
Santiago Peak California 4387 5687  
Mount Stimson Montana 4382 10142  

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