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Alaska's 10 Most Beautiful and Most Visited Volcanoes

The United States has 50 states and the largest of these is Alaska in terms of land area. This particular American state which is dotted by numerous volcanoes contains 8% of the worldÂ’s volcanoes. There are about 50 active volcanoes in Alaska which accounts for about 80% of the United StatesÂ’ volcanoes. Some of the strongest volcanic explosion also occurred in Alaska. Many of these volcanoes are popular tourist destination and extremely well known amongst hikers and mountaineers.

The United States has 50 states and the largest of these is Alaska in terms of land area. This particular American state which is dotted by numerous volcanoes contains 8% of the world’s volcanoes. There are about 50 active volcanoes in Alaska which accounts for about 80% of the United States’ volcanoes. Some of the strongest volcanic explosion also occurred in Alaska. Many of these volcanoes are popular tourist destination and extremely well known amongst hikers and mountaineers.

Here are the ten most popular and most visited volcanoes in Alaska. Some of these volcanoes are dormant while the others are still geologically active.

1.) Mount Edgecumbe

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Mount Edgecumbe is a popular tourist attraction located in Kruzof Island in Alaska. It is considered dormant and its last eruption is estimated about 100 years ago. It is popular among hikers and is known in the Tlingit language as L’ux. It has an elevation of 970 meters.

2.) Mount Carlisle

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The beautiful cone-shaped Mount Carlisle is located in the Carlisle Island and is part of the Aleutian Islands. This active volcano has an elevation of 1,620 meters and its last recorded explosion was in 1987.

3.) Mount Kaguyak

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Mount Kaguyak is a volcano in the northeastern part of thr Katmai National Park with an elevation of 901 meters. This dormant volcano looks fantastic for its amazingly beautiful crater lake which is 2.5 km wide and is more than 180 meters deep.

4.) Mount Amukta

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Amukta Volcano is located in the Amukta Island and has 0.4 km wide summit crater. The last recorded eruption of this lovely-looking volcano was in 1997. This active volcano is situated 1,066 meters above sea level.

5.) Mount Cleveland

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The almost perfect cone-shaped Mount Cleveland is one of the most beautifully shaped volcanoes in Alaska. This active volcano with an elevation of 1,730 meters last erupted in 2011. it is located at the Chuqinadak Island. It was named after US President Grover Cleveland and is also known as Cleveland Volcano. In a period of more than 200 years, it had erupted for 21 times.

6.) Mount Shishaldin

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Mount Shishaldin is a lovely active volcano on Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands and is the tallest in the area with an elevation of 2,857 meters. Its last eruption was in 2004. The volcano is known as Sisquk to the Aleut people. It is considered as the most symmetrical cone-shaped glacier-clad large mountain in the world. The volcano is a popular ski descent.

7.) Amak Volcano

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Amak Volcano is a dormant volcano on the Eponymous Island in the Aleutian Islands. It is situated 488 meters above sea level and its last known eruption was in 1796. this volcano had been inactive for more than 200 years now.

8.) Augustine Volcano

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Augustine Volcano is an active volcano on Augustine Island, an island with an area of 83,872 km². The island is uninhabited. The volcano has a nearly symmetrical central summit peaks and is also known as Mount Augustine.

9.) Pavlof Volcano

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Pavlof Volcano, also known as Mount Pavlof, is a very active volcano located in the Aleutian Range. One of its most notable eruptions was the eruption that started on August 15, 2007 that lasted up to September 13, 2007.it is situated 2,519 meters above sea level. The volcano is a challenge to mountain climbers due to its remoteness and the consequent difficulty of access.

10.) Mount Vsevidof

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The cool-looking Mount Vsevidof is an active volcano situated at 2,149 meters above sea level and its last recorded eruption was in 1957. It has not erupted again since then. This volcano with symmetrical cone rises abruptly from its surroundings.

See also

Top 10 Most Active Volcanoes in the Philippines

Little Known Volcanoes That Exist in China

Supervolcanoes on Earth: Extremely Dangerous and Deadly

World’s Largest and Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions in History

The Seven Wonderful and Most Beautiful Russian Volcanoes Worth Visiting

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Very interesting writeup on Alaska volcanoes. Voted.

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