15 Interesting Facts About Colorado’s Varying Elevation
When it comes to Colorado, we sure are high. Everyone that lives in the state knows that the elevation for the state's capital is dubbed the Mile High City because Denver is at exactly 5,280 feet in elevation. That's one mile above sea level.
There are many other interesting facts about Colorado's elevation that you might not be aware of and we feel you should know.
15 Interesting Facts About Colorado's Elevation
According to Wikipedia, the state of Colorado has plenty of highs and some lows too:
- The lowest point in Colorado is the highest low point in any state. This location is marked by the Arikaree River in Eastern Colorado with an elevation for 3,317 feet.
- The town with the lowest elevation in Colorado is the Town of Holly with an elevation of 3,392 feet.
- The City of Wray is the city with the lowest elevation of 3,566 feet in Colorado.
- Colorado has the third highest capital in the United States following Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Cheyenne Wyoming.
- Colorado's mean elevation is 6,800. This is the highest state elevation in the nation.
- The Town of Alma is the highest incorporated town in the United States coming in at 10,578 feet.
- The City of Leadville is the highest incorporated town in the United States with an elevation of 10,152 feet.
- This highest point of the Rocky Mountains and all of Colorado is the summit of Mount Elbert at 14,439 feet.
- Gray's Peak has an elevation of 14,278 and is the highest point of the Continental Divide in North America.
- Colorado Springs sits at 6,035 feet above sea level. This is the highest city in the United States with a population of over 100,000.
- Denver is the highest elevation city in the United States with a population of over 600,000 people.
- Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in North America ascending to 14,160 feet above sea level.
- The highest permanent residence in North America is believed to be at approximately 14,000 feet. A cabin built by a miner on Mount Lincoln.
There you have it, some fun facts about the highs and the lows of Colorado's elevations.