Alaska’s Mt. McKinley has the highest elevation at 20,320 ft.
Mount McKinley is the highest peak in North America reaching a summit elevation of 20,320 feet. This location of the this mountain is in Alaska and although the summit of this mountain isn’t as high as Mt. Everest, Mt. McKinley has a larger bulk and rise. The base of Mt. McKinley is roughly at 2,000 foot elevation, giving it an actual rise of 18,000 feet.
The state with the highest single point is indeed Alaska, with Mount McKinley measuring 20,320 feet. However, Colorado has the highest average elevation of all 50 states. The mean elevation is 6,800 feet, whereas Alaska’s is only 1,900 feet. It depends how you want to look at the question!
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