Special Report

The Highest Point in Every State

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6. Colorado
> Highest peak: Mount Elbert
> Elevation above sea level: 14,433 ft.
> Coordinates: 39.1° N, 106.4° W
> Value added in 2017 camping, hiking, boating, and hunting: $3.78 billion
> 2018 population: 5,695,564

Even though Mount Elbert is the tallest peak in Colorado at 14,433 feet, it is one of the easier “14ers” to climb. Many hikers call it the “gentle giant” of the Rocky Mountains.

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7. Connecticut
> Highest peak: Mount Frissell
> Elevation above sea level: 2,380 ft.
> Coordinates: 42.0° N, 73.5° W
> Value added in 2017 camping, hiking, boating, and hunting: $1.47 billion
> 2018 population: 3,572,665

Though part of Mount Frissell is the highest point in Connecticut, the peak is actually in Massachusetts. This makes Connecticut the only state whose highest point isn’t a true peak.

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8. Delaware
> Highest peak: Ebright Road
> Elevation above sea level: 448 ft.
> Coordinates: 39.8° N, 75.5° W
> Value added in 2017 camping, hiking, boating, and hunting: $316.2 million
> 2018 population: 967,171

Delaware has no mountains or peaks so its highest point, the Ebright Azimuth, is marked by a sign on a road in Centerville near the Pennsylvania border.

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9. Florida
> Highest peak: Britton Hill
> Elevation above sea level: 345 ft.
> Coordinates: 31.0° N, 86.3° W
> Value added in 2017 camping, hiking, boating, and hunting: $8.82 billion
> 2018 population: 21,299,325

At just 345 feet, Britton Hill is the lowest high point of any state. Florida’s tourism website says the surrounding park is a great place for a family picnic and “your grandmother can get to the top without breaking a sweat.”

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10. Georgia
> Highest peak: Brasstown Bald
> Elevation above sea level: 4,784 ft.
> Coordinates: 34.9° N, 83.8° W
> Value added in 2017 camping, hiking, boating, and hunting: $3.57 billion
> 2018 population: 10,519,475

If you climb Brasstown Bald, located in the northeastern corner of Georgia, you can reportedly see North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee on a clear day.