What city has the highest elevation?
List of highest United States cities by state
|Altitude||Name||State, District or Territory|
|10,200 feet (3109 m)||Leadville||Colorado|
|9800 feet (2987 m)||Brian Head||Utah|
|9321 feet (2841 m)||Taos Ski Valley||New Mexico|
|9062 feet (2762 m)||Fox Park||Wyoming|
The highest point in Arizona is Humphreys Peak, northwest of Flagstaff, at 12,633 feet above sea level. The lowest point in Arizona is the Colorado River, only 70 feet above sea level.
- And the valley that Phoenix sits in is surrounded by mountains, which leads to an updraft of heat, rain, and clouds that can't make it inside of the valley. This causes higher air pressure to build up, and this also keeps the clouds away. There's constantly high air pressure over Arizona because it's so hot too.
- Arizona has 194 named mountain ranges. The highest are along the southwest margin of the Colorado Plateau, including the volcanic San Francisco Peaks just north of Flagstaff and the White Mountains of the Mogollon Rim.
- Its United States Post Office is located at the highest elevation of any in the country. Alma, which is a town, did not take the title as highest incorporated city from Leadville, Colorado, as is commonly believed. Leadville is still the highest incorporated city in North America.
Hikers should be healthy and in good physical condition. Do not hike alone unless you are a seasoned experienced hiker. Expect the 9-mile roundtrip to take 8 to 10 hours depending upon hiking speed and number of stops. Although Humphreys Trail is open all year, snow cover can be quite heavy during the winter months.
- Roden Crater is an extinct volcano crater, and a project of artist James Turrell. S P Crater is a cinder cone volcano 25 miles (40 km) north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Sunset Crater is a cinder cone volcano in the San Francisco volcanic field, and a part of the Sunset Crater National Monument.
- Humphreys Peak (Hopi: Aaloosaktukwi, Navajo: Dookʼoʼoosłííd) is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Arizona, with an elevation of 12,633 feet (3,851 m) and is located within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness in the Coconino National Forest, about 11 miles (17.7 km) north of Flagstaff, Arizona.
- California contains the Badwater Basin in Death Valley, at 279 feet (85 m) below sea level, the lowest point in the United States; while Florida has the lowest high point, and Delaware has the lowest mean elevation.
- List of highest United States cities by state
Altitude Name State, District or Territory 10,200 feet (3109 m) Leadville Colorado 9800 feet (2987 m) Brian Head Utah 9321 feet (2841 m) Taos Ski Valley New Mexico 9062 feet (2762 m) Fox Park Wyoming
- Death Valley, California, USA. This is the lowest, driest, and hottest place in North America. The ancient lakebed which serves as the floor of this graben is 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level and the lowest point is known as 'Badwater.'
- Settlements below 4,700 metres (15,400 ft)
Altitude Name Comment 3,658 metres (12,001 ft) Lhasa, Tibet Population 216,663 (2010). 3,650 metres (11,980 ft) La Paz Population 758,845 (2012)Bolivian seat of government; the highest capital city in the world. 3,548 metres (11,640 ft) Sicuani Population 42,551 (2007).
Updated: 3rd October 2019