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The Highest Elevation Points in Every U.S. State

All across the United States, from Alabama to Wyoming, you can explore the highest points in the land with this list. Some of the flattest states are Florida, Illinois, North Dakota, Louisiana, Minnesota, Delaware, and Kansas.

The study of topography can give you a better understanding of the nation’s geography and more knowledge about each state, including a better understanding of climate and population centers.

Here are all the high and low points.

Cheaha Mountain is Alabama‘s highest peak at 2,413 feet (735 meters) above sea level. It is commonly referred to as Mount Cheaha and is located in Cheaha State Park is located almost halfway between Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA.


Denali is the highest peak in the United States and North America at 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level. The mountain was named Denali, meaning The Great One, by The Koyukon people, part of the Athabaskan Indigenous groups local to the land near the Koyukuk and Yukon rivers.


Humphreys Peak is the highest point in Arizona at 12,637 ft (3,852 m) above sea level. It is 14.5 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona, and is part of the Coconino National Forest.


Magazine Mountain is the highest peak in Arkansas at 2,753 ft (840 m) above sea level. It is part of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, and is an excellent place for backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV riding, and technical rock climbing.


Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California and the lower forty-eight states at 14,494 feet (4418 meters). Mount Whitney is close to the border of Sequoia National Park, Inyo National Forest, and the park’s eastern edge.


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