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Aleutian Range
Range
Alaska Peninsula, Peulik Volcano and Ukinrek Maars
Country United States
State Alaska
Borders on Tordrillo Mountains
Highest point Mount Redoubt
 - elevation 10,197 ft (3,108 m)
 - coordinates 60°29′07″N 152°44′35″W / 60.48528°N 152.74306°W / 60.48528; -152.74306
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.

Blockade Glacier in the Neacola Mountains

The core Aleutian Range can be divided into three mountain groups. Listed from southwest to northeast, they are:

See 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.

Aleutian Range

Selected mountains:

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