The Lowest Point isn’t on the Arkansas, after all

Brief by Central Staff

Colorado Geography – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

Some of us who live along the Arkansas River have boasted that its drainage includes both the highest point in Colorado (14,433-foot Mt. Elbert in Lake County) and the lowest (3,350 feet, where the Arkansas crosses the Kansas line a few miles east of Lamar).

It turns out that we were wrong. We were in good company, since that’s what the U.S. Geological Survey has listed as Colorado’s lowest point for as long as anyone can remember.

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