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Old 06-28-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Denver is known as the only large American city with high elevation. The only other cities that would come close are Phoenix, Albuquerque, and Salt Lake City.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I live in Albuquerque and almost all of the city is over a mile ,except for the valleys.

Different websites have different numbers but the average is over 5,000 ft, google it.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Albuquerque is about 500,000 at a little over 5,000 ft.

Tucson is at 3000 feet and has over 500,000

SLC is near 5000 ft but has a significantly smaller Population.

I think Denver is your best bet
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Denver is known as the only large American city with high elevation. The only other cities that would come close are Phoenix, Albuquerque, and Salt Lake City.
Albuquerque is higher than Denver.

Pheonix is only 1000 feet.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Camelot
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Flagstaff is at 6,910 ft. and has a population of 58,000. It's hardly a big city though!
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:54 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Albuquerque is higher than Denver.

Pheonix is only 1000 feet.
According to City-Data, ABQ is 4900 ft; Denver is 5280 ft. Granted, that is only 400 ft.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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oh yeah

Las Vegas is at 2,001 feet in elevation

Pittsburgh is at 1,223 feet in elevation

lol its good.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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Albuquerque is higher than Denver.

Pheonix is only 1000 feet.

i dont think that there is a "large" city or metro on a higher altitude than denver... if you can think of one let me know! because theres not!!
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Actually, most of Albuquerque is at a higher elvevation than denver. Some of Albuquerque extends as high as 6,500 feet. However, Albuquerque sits in a bowl. The east of the city is at the base of the Sandia Mountains. As you head west towards the heart of the city, you enter a valley (where downtown and Albuquerque sunport is [the airport]). As you get to the 'westside' of Albuquerque, you begin climbing again onto the west mesa.

Albuquerque also gets a lot less snow than denver, mainly because it is situated in a desert.

Sorry I don't have any links to back up my claims other than oral discussions with various professors and other intellectuals.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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i dont think that there is a "large" city or metro on a higher altitude than denver... if you can think of one let me know! because theres not!!
dosen't really count as a big city, but isn't Colorado Springs higher than Denver?
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