Carrie Wang on Boggs Peak, Chugach National Forest.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Pichler's Perch, the MCA's first hut, built in 1964, is the forerunner of the Eklutna Traverse system of shelters.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

The Matanuska Glacier as viewed from Mt. Wickersham.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Willy Hersman leads his entourage on the classic MCA Portage to Whittier trip which may have great weather and wonderful vistas.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Front Range Highpoints

The Front Range of Chugach State Park consists of the peaks encircled by a line traveling along Turnagain Arm, Indian Creek, Indian Creek Pass, the South Fork of Ship Creek, Ship Creek, Knik Arm, Cook Inlet, and Turnagain Arm. The peaks below are not all "true summits" that have at least 500 feet of vertical relief between themselves the next higher summit. This list contains: the 12 commonly recognized 5,000' peaks, all the true peaks with 500 feet of prominence, and several officially or unofficially named peaks that aren't true peaks but are enjoyable destinations (denoted by ^ symbol afer the peak name). Thirty peaks in all to give you a taste of the Chugach State Park. 

No. Peak Elevation in feet*
1 Mount Williwaw
5445
2 Temptation Peak 
5384
3 East Tanaina Peak 
5358
4 West Tanaina Peak^
5266
5 The Ramp 5240
6 Tikishla Peak^
5230
7 O'Malley Peak^ 5182
8 Koktoya Peak 
5148
9 Hidden Peak^
5105
10 North Suicide Peak 
5065
11 Avalanche Mountain 
5050
12 South Suicide Peak 
5005
13 Ptarmigan Peak 
4950
14 Mount Elliott 
4710
15 Knoya Peak^
4669
16 Homicide Peak 
4660
17 The Wedge 4660
18 Flaketop Peak  4510
19 Wolverine Peak   4491
20 Kanchee Peak^ 4393
21 Indianhouse Mountain   4350
22 McHugh Peak 
4311
23 False Peak (west of O'Malley)^ 4250
24 Ship Creek Hill***
3845
 25 Rusty Point^
3563
26 Rainbow Peak 3543
27 Flattop Mountain^ 3510
28 Snow Hawk Mountain*** 3245
29 Near Point^ 3050
 30 Blueberry Knoll^ 2625

* Some of the elevations are estimates and could be off by +/- 50' depending on map contour intervals.

^ Denotes peaks that are not true summits. All but Rusty Point are officially named peaks.

*** These unoffically named summits have 500' of prominence but they are on JBER military land not Chugach State Park.





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Many thanks to: Wayne Todd, Tim Silvers, Ross Noffsinger, Steve Gruhn, Carrie Wang, Billy Finley and many others who provided information, ideas and photos. And thanks to Willy Hersman who created, managed and hosted the first MCA website, without which this site's development would have been so much more difficult. Current website donated by Couloir Graphics.