Which National Park has the highest elevation? What about the lowest?
The Highest & Lowest US National Park
The top three highest elevation National Parks are all in Alaska.
Denali National Park‘s Denali Peak stands at over 20,300 ft (6,100 m) above sea level. It is the highest point in North America, edging out Mount Logan in Canada by over 700 ft.
Mount Rainier is the highest National Park in the lower 48 (contiguous) states. Mount Rainier Peak stands at over 14,100 ft (4,392 km) high and is located in Washington state.
The lowest point in the US is
Badwater Basin in Death Valley. It’s elevation of 282 feet below sea level is also the lowest point in North America. Maximum Elevations of US National Parks
Many National Parks have negligible max elevations due to being oceanfront parks, like the
Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas in Florida. Because of this, not all parks are shown in this table.
Rank Name State(s) Elevation Point Elevation #1 Denali National Park AK Denali Peak 20,310 ft (6,190 m) #2 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park AK Mount Saint Elias 18,008 ft (5,489 m) #3 Glacier Bay National Park AK Mount Fairweather 15,300 ft (4,663 m) #4 Sequoia National Park CA Mount Whitney 14,505 ft (4,421 m) #5 Mount Rainier National Park WA Mount Rainier Peak 14,411 ft (4,392 m) #6 Rocky Mountain National Park CO Longs Peak 14,259 ft (4,346 m) #7 Kings Canyon National Park CA North Palisade Peak 14,242 ft (4,341 m) #8 Grand Teton National Park WY Grand Teton Peak 13,770 ft (4,197 m) #9 Great Sand Dunes National Park CO Tijeras Peak 13,610 ft (4,148 m) #10 Yosemite National Park CA Mount Lyell 13,114 ft (3,997 m) #11 Great Basin National Park NV Wheeler Peak 13,065 ft (3,982 m) #12 Yellowstone National Park ID,MT,WY Eagle Peak 11,358 ft (3,462 m) #13 Death Valley National Park CA,NV Telescope Peak 11,049 ft (3,368 m) #14 Glacier National Park MT Mount Cleveland 10,466 ft (3,190 m) #15 Lassen Volcanic National Park CA Lassen Peak 10,457 ft (3,187 m) #16 Lake Clark National Park AK Redoubt Volcano 10,197 ft (3,108 m) #17 North Cascades National Park WA Goode Mountain 9,220 ft (2,810 m) #18 Grand Canyon National Park AZ Lookout tower near the North Rim’s main entrance 9,165 ft (2,793 m) #19 Bryce Canyon National Park UT Rainbow Point 9,115 ft (2,778 m) #20 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park CO Poison Spring Hill 9,040 ft (2,755 m) 20 Highest Canadian National Parks by Elevation
Mount Logan in the Kluane National Park Reserve is the highest peak in Canada, standing 19,541 ft (5,956 m) high.
The next four highest Canadian National Parks are all within the Canadian Rockies as
Jasper, Banff, Yoho and Kootenay round out the top 5. We actually developed a road trip that visits 3 of the 4, but you could easily add in the last one if you added an extra day.
Rank Name Province(s) Elevation Point Elevation #1 Kluane National Park Reserve YT Mount Logan 19,541 ft (5,956 m) #2 Jasper National Park AB Mount Columbia 12,274 ft (3,741 m) #3 Banff National Park AB Mount Forbes 11,867 ft (3,617 m) #4 Yoho National Park BC Mount Goodsir 11,703 ft (3,567 m) #5 Kootenay National Park BC,AB Deltaform Mountain 11,240 ft (3,426 m) #6 Glacier National Park BC Mount Dawson 11,079 ft (3,377 m) #7 Waterton Lakes National Park AB Mount Blakiston 9,619 ft (2,932 m) #8 Nahanni National Park Reserve NT Mount Nirvana 9,098 ft (2,773 m) #9 Mount Revelstoke National Park BC Mount Inverness 8,698 ft (2,651 m) #10 Quttinirpaaq National Park NU Barbeau Peak 8,583 ft (2,616 m) #11 Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve NT (unnamed peak) 8,058 ft (2,456 m) #12 Auyuittuq National Park NU Penny Ice Cap 6,955 ft (2,120 m) #13 Sirmilik National Park NU Angilaaq Mountain 6,378 ft (1,944 m) #14 Ivvavik National Park YT Arthur Laing Peak 5,774 ft (1,760 m) #15 Torngat Mountains National Park NL Mount Caubvick 5,420 ft (1,652 m) #16 Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve NL 3,871 ft (1,180 m) #17 Vuntut National Park YT Vuntut High Point 3,773 ft (1,150 m) #18 Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site BC Mount de la Touche 3,668 ft (1,118 m) #19 Grasslands National Park SK Grasslands National Park High Point 3,301 ft (1,006 m) #20 Wood Buffalo National Park AB,NT Wood Buffalo National Park High Point 3,169 ft (966 m)