What is the elevation of Denver, Colorado?


Quick Answer

The elevation of Denver, Colorado is 5,280 feet (1,609 meters). This distance is exactly one mile and is why Denver is known as the "Mile High City." Denver is located east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains and is the capital of Colorado.

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Denver was named for James W. Denver, the Kansas Territorial Governor in 1858. It's a key transportation hub for goods and services in the Western United States. Due to its strategic position, Denver is also home to many U.S. Federal agencies and has more federal workers than any other metropolitan area except Washington, D.C.

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