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Old 06-30-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Denver, Colorado
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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LaPaz has a couple million people and is at 13,300 feet.

Mexico City is at 7,300 feet.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: southern california
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mexico city
muy high
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: California
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I lived in La Paz,Bolivia for 5 years.It's about 12,000 feet above sea level.First few days are very difficult to walk,your heart beats like crazy.Never got really used to it.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Just my two cents, there are parts of the city and county of Denver that are actually higher than the much mentioned "mile high" moniker. Denver goes as high as 5,680 ft. Denver High Point - Peakbagger.com
The "Mile High" reference sticks because the state capital sits exactly at 5,280ft, 1 mile high. There are also no mountains or large peaks within the city limits to "pump" up its mean elevation stats like some other cities mentioned within this thread.
Having said that, yes there are cities in the United States that have higher elevations, but none have a larger population than the City and County Denver or its metropolitan area.

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Old 10-12-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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Phoenix: 1085 ft.

Albuquerque: 4955 ft.

Las Vegas: 2000 ft.
The average elevation of Albuquerque is over 5,280. It's about 4,500 at it's lowest and about 6,500 at it's highest.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The average elevation of Albuquerque is over 5,280. It's about 4,500 at it's lowest and about 6,500 at it's highest.
A quick perusal of GoogleEarth shows much of the city, just about everything east of San Pedro Blvd. to be above a mile with only the Valley and the parts just east of I-25 being below the mile mark. A not insignificant chunk of the city, east of Tramway, is above 6,000 feet.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Tucson's elevation is 2,389, but of course rises as you hit the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: moving again
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1000 feet isn't much, when you consider that Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Omaha all are around 1000 feet. No mountains here.
Yea but those are on a plateau.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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I have no idea what KC, OC and Omaha are even doing in this discussion.

It seems like ABQ & SLC are more "in the mountains" while Denver is at the edge of the mountains.

Besides - you don't wake up every morning and say -"what elevation am I?". If you want to live in a big city that's in or near the mtns start with these and make your final choice based on other criteria.
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