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The Saint Elias Mountains are a subgroup of the Pacific Coast Ranges, located in southeastern Alaskamarker in the United Statesmarker, southwestern Yukonmarker and the very far northwestern part of British Columbiamarker in Canadamarker. The range spans Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preservemarker in the USA and Kluane National Park and Reservemarker in Canada and includes all of Glacier Bay National Parkmarker in Alaskamarker. In Alaska, the range includes parts of the city/borough of Yakutatmarker and the Hoonah-Angoonmarker and Valdez-Cordovamarker census areas.

Geology

Although most of the range is non-volcanic, portions at the western end near the Wrangell Mountainsmarker are volcanic. This region includes two major stratovolcanoes, Mount Churchillmarker and Mount Bonamarker, the latter being the highest volcano in the United States. West of the Saint Elias Mountains is the still-active Fairweather Fault, which is the northward extension of the Queen Charlotte Fault. The St. Elias range is a result of 10 million years of the North American tectonic plate pushing material up as it overrides the Pacific plate, then the material being worn down by glaciers.

Highest mountains

The highest mountains of the range include:
! rowspan="2" | Mountain
! colspan="2" | Height
! rowspan="2" | Location
! rowspan="2" | Notes
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Mount Loganmarker 5,959 19,550 Yukon Highest mountain in Canada
Mount Saint Eliasmarker 5,489 18,008 Alaska-Yukon Second highest in both Canada and the United States
Mount Lucaniamarker 5,226 17,147 Yukon #3 in Canada
King Peakmarker 5,173 16,971 Yukon #4 in Canada
Mount Steelemarker 5,073 16,644 Yukon #5 in Canada
Mount Bonamarker 5,005 16,421 Alaska #5 in the United States
Mount Woodmarker 4,842 15,885 Yukon
Mount Vancouvermarker 4,812 15,787 Yukon
Mount Churchillmarker 4,766 15,638 Alaska
Mount Slaggardmarker 4,742 15,557 Yukon
Mount Macaulay 4,690 15,387 Yukon
Mount Fairweathermarker 4,671 15,325 BC-Alaska #1 in BC
Mount Hubbardmarker 4,577 15,015 Yukon
Mount Bearmarker 4,520 14,831 Alaska
Mount Walshmarker 4,507 14,787 Yukon
Mount Alverstonemarker 4,439 14,565 Alaska-Yukon
University Peakmarker 4,410 14,470 Alaska
McArthur Peakmarker 4,389 14,400 Yukon
Mount Augustamarker 4,289 14,070 Alaska-Yukon
Mount Kennedymarker 4,250-4300 ~14,000 Yukon
Mount Cookmarker 4,196 13,766 Alaska-Yukon


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