Denver, the largest city and capitol of Colorado, at 5,280 feet above sea level. Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States as of 2015, with an elevation of 10,430 feet. The elevations of popular ski resorts Breckenridge, Telluride, and Vail are respectively 9,602, 8,792, and 8,380 feet. Steamboat Springs is at 6,728 feet, Colorado Springs is at 6,008 feet, Littleton is at 5,390 feet, and Boulder is at 5,344 feet.
Colorado has an average altitude of 6,800 feet. Mount Elbert, at 14,433 feet, is the state’s highest point, while the Arikaree River, at 3,315 feet, is its lowest. Colorado is home to the highest paved road in the United States, the tallest sand dunes, and one of the world’s highest automobile tunnels and suspension bridges.
Colorado is the state with the highest average altitude, therefore visitors may experience altitude sickness, according to Trip Advisor. People may experience dizziness, nausea, and nosebleeds due to the lack of humidity in the air. However, altitude sickness often occurs at altitudes greater than 2,500 metres, therefore visitors to the capital should not be affected. Before visiting Colorado, travellers should drink lots of water to adapt to the higher altitude, and alcohol use should be monitored because its effects may be more pronounced.
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