It's about as big as California.
The "Golden State," California measures 42,396,958 hectares in total area. California is home to both the highest point — Mt. Whitney at 4,421 m (14,505 ft) — and lowest point — Death Valley at 85.5 m (282 ft) below sea level — in the continental United States, the two of which are separated by just 123 km (76 mi).
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Montana.
In other words, 42,396,958 hectares is 1.11325420 times the size of Montana, and the size of Montana is 0.898267440 times that amount.(United States)
The "Treasure State," Montana measures 38,083,807 hectares in total area. The northwest corner of Montana is home to Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the continental United States with a surface area of 49,600 hectares.
It's about one-and-one-third times as big as New Mexico.
In other words, 42,396,958 hectares is 1.34629710 times the size of New Mexico, and the size of New Mexico is 0.74277810 times that amount.(United States)
The "Land of Enchantment," New Mexico measures 31,491,531 hectares in total area. New Mexico has less water surface area than any other state, with bodies of water making up just 65,000 hectares or 0.2% of the state's total area.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as big as Arizona.
In other words, 42,396,958 hectares is 1.4359480 times the size of Arizona, and the size of Arizona is 0.6964040 times that amount.(United States)
The "Grand Canyon State," Arizona measures 29,525,420 hectares in total area. The Navajo Nation (a.k.a. Diné Bikéyah),the largest reservation in the country, occupies the entire area of northeastern Arizona, a total of 4,113,145 hectares.
It's about one-and-a-half times as big as Nevada.
In other words, 42,396,958 hectares is 1.48059440 times the size of Nevada, and the size of Nevada is 0.675404420 times that amount.(United States)
The "Silver State," Nevada measures 28,635,092 hectares in total area. Federal Government land-holdings in Nevada make up a greater percentage of the state — 80.89%, or 23,004,792 hectares — than any other state in the country.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as big as Colorado.
In other words, 42,396,958 hectares is 1.5725810 times the size of Colorado, and the size of Colorado is 0.635897290 times that amount.(United States)
The "Centennial State," Colorado measures 26,960,111 hectares in total area. Within Colorado, there are 54 peaks of the Rocky Mountains that rise above 4,270 m (14,000 ft) — including the range's highest peak, Mount Elbert — and are therefore referred to as "fourteeners" by mountaineers.
It's about three-fifths as big as Texas.
In other words, 42,396,958 hectares is 0.609483470 times the size of Texas, and the size of Texas is 1.64073360 times that amount.(United States)
The "Lone Star State," Texas measures 69,562,113 hectares in total area. Texas covers so much area that Texarkana — a city in the state's northeastern corner — is about 30 km closer to Chicago, Illinois, than it is to El Paso — in the western corner of Texas.