The Mile High City

Denver is known as the Mile High City because it is 5,280 feet above sea level.  It took us about 6 months to get completely acclimated to the altitude.  There are different spots around the city that mark 5,280 feet:  Coors Field has a row of purple seats that ring the park marking the exact location of 5,280 feet and there is a step at the State Capitol building in Denver that is exactly 5,280 feet.  At the Pepsi Center they warn the audience that at 5,280 feet oxygen levels are at 60% because Denver is 1 mile above sea level.  We have been told that we are building stronger lungs so when we go back to sea level we will be superstars!

Some high altitude tips to consider before visiting Colorado:

http://www.denver.org/metro/high-altitude-tips

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