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Rainbow Range (Rocky Mountains)

Rainbow Range
Highest point
PeakMount Robson
Elevation3,954 m (12,972 ft)[1]
Prominence2,829 m (9,281 ft)[2]
Coordinates53°06′38″N 119°09′23″W / 53.11056°N 119.15639°W / 53.11056; -119.15639 (Mount Robson)[3]
Area497 km2 (192 sq mi)[4]
Rainbow Range (Rocky Mountains) is located in British Columbia
Rainbow Range (Rocky Mountains)
Rainbow Range (Rocky Mountains) is located in Alberta
Rainbow Range (Rocky Mountains)
ProvincesBritish Columbia and Alberta
Range coordinates53°03′N 119°03′W / 53.050°N 119.050°W / 53.050; -119.050 (Rainbow Range)[5]
Parent rangeCanadian Rockies
Topo mapNTS 83D15 Lucerne[5]

The Rainbow Range is a small subrange of the Park Ranges subdivisions of the Northern Continental Ranges of the Rocky Mountains on the border between Alberta and British Columbia in Mount Robson Provincial Park.

Its highest summit, and the highest in the Canadian Rockies, is Mount Robson 3,954 m (12,972 ft), followed by nearby Resplendent Mountain 3,425 m (11,237 ft).

Left to Right: Whitehorn Mountain, Valley of a Thousand Falls, Mount Robson, Resplendent Mountain

Mountains and peaks

Name Elevation Prominence FA Easiest route Coordinates
m ft m ft
Mount Robson 3,954 12,972 2,829 9,281 1913 South face (UIAA IV) 53°6'38"N, 119°9'24"W
Resplendent Mountain 3,425 11,237 483 1,585 1911 North face (UIAA II) 53°5'15"N, 119°5'53"W
The Helmet 3,420 11,220 128 420 1928   53°6'54"N, 119°8'30"W
Lynx Mountain 3,192 10,472 425 1,394 1913   53°7'35"N, 119°2'53"W
Tatei Ridge 2,911 9,551 80 260   Tatei is the Stoney Indian word for "wind" 53°9'39"N, 119°4'46"W
Mount Waffl 2,890 9,480 163 535    
Mount Kain 2,880 9,450 239 784 1934 Basic rock climb 53°3'8"N, 119°2'25"W
Titkana Peak 2,804 9,199 397 1,302 1908   53°9'18"N, 119°3'54"W
Rearguard Mountain 2,744 9,003 454 1,490 1913 Glacier travel, scramble 53°8'38"N, 119°7'35"W
Razor Peak 2,667 8,750 656 2,152    
Extinguisher Tower 2,393 7,851 48 157     53°7'10"N, 119°5'44"W
Campion Mountain 2,137 7,011 75 246    


  1. ^ "Mount Robson Provincial Park". BC Parks. Government of British Columbia. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  2. ^ "Mount Robson". Retrieved 2023-07-15.
  3. ^ "Mount Robson". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  4. ^ "Rainbow Range". Retrieved 2012-05-19.
  5. ^ a b "Rainbow Range". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
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