Climbers on the Matanuska Glacier during the annual MCA ice climbing festival.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Snow travel school at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Brian Aho.

Climber on seracs on the Matanuska Glacier during the annual MCA ice climbing festival.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Bird Peak from Esbay Peak. Chugach State Park.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Chugach State Park 120 Summits

Within the half million acres of Chugach State Park lie some 120 summits that share the common distinction of having 500 feet (or more) of vertical relief between themselves and the next higher summit.  Due to this 500 foot prominence, these peaks are generally accepted as true summits. Many familiar with the area will note that some very well-known mountains, such as Flattop Mountain and O’Malley Peak, are not included. This does not mean that they are not worthy destinations. It just means they lack 500 feet of prominence. Flattop Mountain, for example, has less than 300 feet of prominence. It should be noted that some of the peaks listed fall slightly short of the 500-foot requirement. These are included because the list is generated from the USGS topographic maps having 100-foot contour intervals. Due to the accuracy of the maps and the detail with which they can be read, peaks close to the 500-foot mark are included to list all peaks with a possibility of meeting the criterion. It can be said that peakbagging is more art than science.

No. Peak Elevation in feet
1 Bashful Peak 8005
2 Baleful Peak 7990
3 Bellicose Peak 7640
4 Mount Yukla 7535
5 Mount Rumble 7530
6 Bold Peak 7522
7 Mount West Kiliak 7450
8 Mount Beelzebub 7280
9 Benign Peak 7235
10 Mount Soggy 7190
11 East Kiliak Peak 7150
12 Whiteout Peak 7135
13 Insignificant Peak 7053
14 Peril Peak 7040
15 Korohusk Peak 7030
16 Organ Mountain 6980
17 Peeking Mountain 6925
18 Eagle Peak 6909
19 Peters Peak 6885
20 Boisterous Peak 6865
21 Nantina Point 6850
22 Calliope Mountain 6821
23 Bounty Peak 6810
24 Raina Peak 6798
25 Devil's Mistress 6750
26 Hut Peak 6695
27 Rook Mountain 6685
28 The Mitre 6651
29 White Lice Mountain 6650
30 Flute Peak 6634
31 Golden Crown 6618
32 Roost Peak 6618
33 Polar Bear Peak 6614
34 Thunder Bird Peak 6588
35 Bunting Peak 6585
36 Pleasant Mountain 6463
37 The Watchman 6410
38 Pioneer Peak 6398
39 Cantata Peak 6391
40 Sunlight Mountain 6390
41 Bee's Heaven Peak 6385
42 Ovis Peak 6350
43 Moonlight Mountain 6270
44 Finch Peak 6150
45 Hurdygurdy Mountain 5994
46 East Twin Peak 5873
47 Camp Robber Peak 5855
48 Cumulus Mountain 5815
49 Magpie Peak 5812
50 Vertigo Peak 5775
51 Grey Jay Peak 5750
52 Bright Peak 5745
53 Yudikench Peak 5732
54 Synthesizer Peak 5638
55 Peak 5538 (Peters Creek and Thunder Bird Creek) 5538
56 Delgga Mountain 5510
57 Bird Peak 5505
58 Concerto Peak 5505
59 Peak 5505 (Four Mile Creek, Nine Mile Creek, and Thunder Bird Creek) 5505
60 Triangle Peak 5495
61 Baneful Peak 5495
62 Paradise Peak 5477
63 West Twin Peak 5472
64 Mount Significant 5456
65 Salt Peak 5455
66 Mount Williwaw 5445
67 Bleak Peak 5430
68 Pepper Peak 5423
69 Compass Butte 5390
70 Temptation Peak 5384
71 Tanaina Peak 5358
72 Mile High Peak 5331
73 Peak 5320 (Falling Water Creek and Peters Creek) 5320
74 Peak 5285 (Goat Creek and Yuditna Creek) 5285
75 The Ramp 5240
76 East Kinglet Peak 5190
77 Emerald Peak 5185
78 Koktoya Peak 5148
79 North Suicide Peak 5065
80 Avalanche Mountain 5050
81 West Kinglet Peak 5050
82 Nest Peak 5030
83 Vista Peak 5026
84 Peak 5010 (East Fork of the Eklutna River) 5010
85 South Suicide Peak 5005
86 Harp Mountain 5001
87 Rubbletop Mountain 4987
88 California Peak 4974
89 Bird's Eye Peak 4970
90 Tail Feather Peak 4960
91 Ptarmigan Peak 4950
92 The Wing 4930
93 Peak 4744 (Penguin Creek) 4744
94 The Beak 4730
95 Mount Elliott 4710
96 Homicide Peak 4660
97 The Wedge 4660
98 Bird Ridge Overlook 4625
99 Peak 4515 (Bird Creek Pass) 4515
100 Flaketop Peak 4510
101 Wolverine Peak 4491
102 Indianhouse Mountain 4350
103 Penguin Peak 4334
104 McHugh Peak 4311
105 Mount Magnificent 4272
106 The Sail 4255
107 Gentoo Peak 4196
108 Mount Gordon Lyon 4135
109 Rendezvous Peak 4084
110 Mount Eklutna 4065
111 Esbay Peak 4050
112 Shaman Dome 4010
113 Peak 4009 (Four Mile Creek and Thunder Bird Creek) 4009
114 Peak 3980 (Ship Creek and South Fork of the Eagle River) 3980
115 Bidarka Peak 3835
116 Adelie Point 3825
117 Chinstrap Peak 3619
118 Rainbow Peak 3543
119 Crested Peak 3530
120 Bird Ridge Point 3505

The following people are known to have climbed all 120 summits:

Name / Year Completed

  • Jim Sayler / 1998
  • Wendy Sanem / 2001
  • Richard Baranow / 2006
  • Wayne Todd / 2012
  • Ross Noffsinger / 2016

To report corrections or additions to this list, please email the Webmaster.





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