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What Is the Highest Point in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania's highest point is Mount Davis, with an elevation of 3,200 feet (about 980 m). It still is about 100 feet lower than the lowest point in Colorado, which is located on the Arikaree River, at 3,300 feet (about 1,000 m). The highest point in Colorado, Mount Elbert, is more than four times the height of the highest point in Pennsylvania, at about 14,400 feet (about 4,400 m).

More facts about elevation:

  • The U.S. state with the greatest difference in elevation between its highest and lowest points is Alaska, with a difference of 20,320 feet (about 6,200 m) between the highest point, Mount McKinley, and the lowest point, sea level. The state with the second-greatest elevation difference is California, with a 14,780-foot (about 4,500-m) difference between Mount Whitney and Badwater Basin.

  • Although Mount McKinley is the highest point in the U.S., the state with the highest average elevation is actually Colorado, which also has the highest low point.

  • The state with the lowest high point is Florida, with Britton Hill, which is just 345 feet (about 105 m) above seal level as its high point. It would take almost 60 Britton Hills stacked on top of each other to make up one Mount McKinley.

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