Which of these state capitals is located at the highest altitude?
Salt Lake City
Santa Fe, often overshadowed by Denver in popular perception, holds the distinction of being the state capital with the highest altitude in the United States. While Denver, the capital of Colorado, is renowned for its “Mile-High City” status, Santa Fe quietly stands even higher above sea level. Situated in the heart of New Mexico, Santa Fe sits at an impressive breathtaking elevation of over 7,000 feet (about 2,134 meters). Santa Fe’s high altitude results in crisp, clean mountain air and cool temperatures that make it a desirable destination year-round.
The correct answer is Santa Fe.