Brooks Range


Relief map of the Brooks Range

The up to 2749 m high Brooks Range (english Brooks Range [ brʊks ˌ reɪndʒ ] ) is adjacent to the Alaska Range, the second major mountain range in Alaska and runs along the 68th degree of latitude from the Bering Sea in the west to the Beaufort Sea in the northeast above the Arctic Circle over 1000 km through Alaska.

The Mount Chamberlin is with 2749 m the highest peak of the Brooks Range, which covers in area about one-fifth of the state.

Originated the Brooks Range is about 90 million years ago by a collision of Alaska with another continental plate. Through the mountains the interior of Alaska is somewhat protected from the storms that come every winter of the polar seas.

On the north side is the North Slope, a treeless, flat and covered by countless lakes Tundra, which extends to the Arctic coast. On the south side are land-locked, the vast river valleys of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers.

The Brooks Range is divided into the mountain ranges De Long Mountains, Baird Mountains, Schwatka Mountains, Endicott Mountains, Philip Smith Mountains, Eastern Brooks Range and Colville Area in the Arctic Sea.

  • Mount Chamberlin ( 2749 m)
  • Mount Isto ( 2736 m)
  • Mount Hubley ( 2717 m)
  • Mount Michelson ( 2699 m)
  • Contact Peak ( 2646m )
  • Mount Waw ( 2626 m)
  • Tugak Peak (2591 m)
  • Schwanda Peak (2591 m)
  • Mount Suki ( 2530 m)