Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

Mile High Denver Paperweight
  • Mile High Denver Paperweight
  • Mile High Denver Paperweight
  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: Mile High Denver
Elevation: 5280 ft.
Coordinates: N39° 44' 20.74'' W104° 59' 05.65''
Location: State Capitol, Denver, Colorado, USA
Elevation is important in the mountain states of the United States. And, in a state where elevation, not population, gets prominence on each town's city limits signage, the capitol city goes one further. The "official" position of 5,280 feet has been proclaimed three times and displayed with an engraving and markers on the state capitol steps. Situated somewhat higher than the rest of downtown Denver, the capitol building crowns the historic Capitol Hill district. Visit the west entrance any day and you will find tourists stopping for a photo op next to the most recent marker—a handsome, mirror finished brass marker on the 13th step. The marker depicts the iconic mountain view.