Clear Blue Sky
Denver’s bright blue sky really is bluer than many other cities’. Why? Because Denver’s elevation, the air has less water vapor than it would at a lower altitude, making for a gorgeous sky!
Mile High City
Denver really is exactly one mile high. There is a step on the State Capitol Building that is exactly 5,280 feet (1,609 meters) above sea level.
Did someone say Paris?
The 16th Street Mall in Denver was designed by master architect I.M. Pei, who also created the glass pyramid outside of the Louvre in Paris.
Midnight Sandwich Run
Elvis Presley once flew in his private jet from Memphis to Denver just for a sandwich. He ordered 22 Fool’s Gold Loafs, a sandwich containing a jar of peanut butter, a jar of grape jelly and one pound of bacon, from the Colorado Gold Mine Company Steakhouse for him and his friends.
More Home Runs
Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field is one of the best ballparks in the nation for home runs. Because of the high elevation and the dry air, the balls fly much farther when hit than in other stadiums.