Aleutian Range


Aleutian Range

Geobox|Range
name=Aleutian Range



image_caption=Alaska Peninsula, Peulik Volcano and Ukinrek Maars
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country=United States
state=Alaska
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border=Tordrillo Mountains
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highest=Mount Redoubt
highest_elevation_imperial=10197
highest_lat_d=60|highest_lat_m=29|highest_lat_s=07|highest_lat_NS=N
highest_long_d=152|highest_long_m=44|highest_long_s=35|highest_long_EW=W


map_caption=Map showing volcanoes on the Alaska Peninsula
The Aleutian Range is a major mountain range of southwest Alaska, extending from Chakachamna Lake (80 miles/130 km southwest of Anchorage) to Unimak Island, at the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. It includes all of the mountains of the Peninsula. It is especially notable for its large number of active volcanoes. The mainland part of the range is about 600 miles (1000 km) long; the Aleutian Islands are (geologically) a partially submerged western extension of the range that stretches for another 1,600 km (1000 mi). However the official designation "Aleutian Range" includes only the mainland peaks and the peaks on Unimak Island.

The range is almost entirely roadless wilderness, and Katmai National Park and Preserve, a large national park within the range, must be reached by boat or plane.The core Aleutian Range can be divided into three mountain groups. Listed from southwest to northeast, they are:
* Mountains of the Alaska Peninsula and Unimak Island
* Chigmit Mountains
* Neacola MountainsSee Aleutian Islands for the continuation of the range to the west of Unimak Island.Also, just to the north of the Aleutian Range, and sometimes considered part of it, are the
Tordrillo Mountains.

Selected mountains:
* Mount Redoubt (3,109 m), Chigmit Mountains
* Iliamna Volcano (3,054 m), Chigmit Mountains
* Mount Neacola, (2,873 m), Neacola Mountains
* Mount Shishaldin (2,857 m), Unimak Island
* Mount Pavlof (2,715 m), Alaska Peninsula
* Mount Veniaminof (2,508 m), Alaska Peninsula
* Isanotski Peaks (2,446 m), Unimak Island
* Mount Denison (2,318 m), Alaska Peninsula
* Mount Griggs, (2,317+ m), Alaska Peninsula
* Mount Douglas (2,153 m), Alaska Peninsula
* Mount Chiginagak (2,134 m), Alaska Peninsula
* Double Peak (2,078 m), Chigmit Mountains
* Mount Katmai (2,047 m), Alaska Peninsula
* Pogromni Volcano (2,002 m), Unimak Island

External links

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