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Denver is known as the Mile High City. When I have talked to people flying into Denver for the first time they expect mountains all around being a mile high, however it is just situated at base of the Rocky Mountains. In the city itself there is a reminder of the altitude from the row of purple seats at Coors Field. However one particular marking is at the State Capitol where engraved on a step leading to the west entrance and looking towards Civic Center Park is the indicator of "One Mile Above Sea Level".