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Alaska Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of Alaska.

Static Alaska Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of Alaska as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

Alaska topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Alaska Topographical Features

Alaska's highest mountain is Mount McKinley, whose peak is 20,320 feet above sea level.  Other notable mountains in Alaska include Mount Saint Elias (18,008 feet), Mount Foraker (17,400 feet), Mount Fairweather (15,300 feet), and Mount Wrangell (14,163 feet).  Alaska's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Pacific Ocean.  Primary land features include the southeastern panhandle archipelago, the Aleutian Islands in the southwest, the rugged Alaska Range in the south central region, and the treeless tundra and Brooks mountain range in the north.  Major rivers in Alaska include the Yukon, Porcupine, Tanana, Koyukuk, Noatak, Susitna, and Copper.

Interactive Alaska Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire State of Alaska or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this Alaska map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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Alaska Topo Map