Great Land of Alaska

Aleutian Range

The Aleutian Range is one of Alaska's longest mountain ranges. It begins west of Cook Inlet at the end of the Alaska Range, extends along the Alaska Peninsula and eventually submerges into the ocean where the mountaintops form the Aleutian Islands, a long chain of islands that extend almost all the way to Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. The geologic forces that created the Aleutian Range are still at work, thus most of Alaska's active volcanoes are in this mountain range. It is a scenic mountain range, if you can get to it. Only a fraction of this mountain range is visible from Alaska's highway system.


Augustine barely visible

Augustine may not be a real part of the Aleutian Range since it's not among the other mountains. However, the the same geologic forces that created the Aleutians also created Augustine, one of the most active of Southcentral's volcanoes. It's far away from Alaska's highway system, hence the poor visibility in this picture.


Iliamna from Kenai Beach Iliamna photographed from the Sterling Highway Iliamna seen from atop the bluff near Homer

Iliamna is one of the Aleutian Range's most well-known mountains because it's an active volcano and because it's so easily visible from the Homer area. Iliamna hasn't erupted significantly since the 1950's, but steam is often seen escaping the mountain's peak.


Redoubt on a cloudy day Redoubt and Cook Inlet

Redoubt is perhaps the most well-known of the Aleutian Range due to its visibility from the Sterling Highway, its size (it's the largest mountain of the Aleutians) and a large eruption in 1989.

Redoubt and Iliamna

Redoubt and Iliamna

Redoubt and Iliamna, two side-by-side active volcanoes of the Aleutian Range.

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