Which state has the highest mountains in the United States? In the US, no other state contains as many of the highest peaks as Alaska when it comes to mountains. Of the top 11 highest mountains in the United States, 10 are located in Alaska and the last, Mount Whitney, is part of the Sierra Nevada range in California.
Geography and Climate of the US
The U.S. borders both the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans and are bordered by Canada and Mexico. It is the third-largest country in the world by area and has a varied topography. The eastern regions consist of hills and low mountains, while the central interior is a vast plain (called the Great Plains region). The west has high rugged mountain ranges (some of which are volcanic in the Pacific Northwest). Alaska also features rugged mountains as well as river valleys. Hawaii’s landscape varies but is dominated by volcanic topography.
Like its topography, the climate of the U.S. also varies depending on location. It is considered mostly temperate but is tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the plains west of the Mississippi River and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest.
Which state has the highest mountains in the United States? Here are the top 10
These states in the US have the highest mountains that are as high as 3000+M above sea level.
- Colorado (117)
- Alaska (61)
- California (18)
- Wyoming (15)
- Montona (15)
- Utah (14)
- Nevada (13)
- New Mexico (11)
- Idaho (6)
- Washington (4)