Leadville, Colorado: Highest City in AmericaCountless people have died climbing mountains that are lower than 10,152 feet. You can visit that altitude in Leadville without leaving your comfortable car.
- Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO
- US Hwy 24 goes straight through the center of the city. Welcome signs on city limits mark the town's elevation.
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Highest City in America
At 10,200 feet elevation, as the Leadville entrance welcome sign advises ("On top of it all."). Part of the Lake County.[David Meznarich, 07/29/2010]
Leadville is known as the "Highest City in America," and features the Glass Eye House (a home with a stained glass "All Seeing Eye of God"). The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is at 120 W. 9th St. It displays a "life-size replica of an underground hardrock mine," according to the tourism lit.][Roadside America Team, 08/20/1998]