Are Colorado mountains losing elevation? Well, kinda, but not really.

Colorado PBS just released a story that tells how some (or most) Colorado mountains will lose some of their measurements due to a change in the sea level height.

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How Can a Colorado Moutain Lose Elevation?

The National Geological Survey collected measurements in 2022 which will be released in beta to GPS companies in 2025 and 2026. The new data will help remap flood plains and more accurately calculate surveying across the country.

How does this affect the height of a mountain?

The new measurements take into account how gravity affects water levels. Therefore, recalculating where the sea level is.

Colorado will still retain all 58 14ers --for those that don't know, that's a mountain at 14,000 feet or higher.

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According to the National Geological Survey, the ranking of Colorado's 14ers will likely change.

These new measurements could be anywhere from a few feet to a few centimeters. So no reason to worry about our precious mountains, they won't feel a thing.

Colorado's 14ers are valuable tourist attractions. Thousands of people venture to the state to tackle one or more of the conquerable peaks. Luckily, the majority --or none-- will lose that monumental status.

These are the Highest Mountain Peaks in All of Colorado

Today we're looking at the true titans of Colorado. Behold the fourteen largest 14ers in the Centennial State.

These are Colorado’s 10 Most Difficult 14er Mountains to Summit

Do you have a Colorado 14er mountain on your bucket list for the summer of 2024? Which Colorado 14er mountains are the most difficult to summit? Check out our picks for the most challenging summits in the Centennial State, or at least mountains better left to the experts until you gain more experience.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

5 Mountain Peaks with the Silliest Names Around Colorado

While Colorado's 13er and 14er Peaks are some of the most frequently visited places in the Centennial State, you don't see Coloradans (or the tourists) lining up to visit some of the lesser mountains. Here are five mountain peaks with names you can't help but snicker at.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

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