DENVER “Mile-High City”
Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 feet or 1,609.344 meters) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States.
The biggest surprise for visitors to Denver is the climate. The arid conditions bring only 8 to 15 inches of annual precipitation and locals wake up to more than 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s more annual hours of sun than Miami and San Diego.
Winters are mild with an average daily high temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and days reaching 60 degrees are not uncommon. Snow doesn’t stay on the ground long in Denver so golf courses and outdoor cafes are able to stay open all year.
In summer, Denver enjoys low relative humidity, making for beautiful, sun-filled days and cool, comfortable evenings. The average daily high temperature in August is a mild 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The mild weather is due in part to the city’s altitude: 5,280 feet above sea level, or exactly a mile high
Denver’s public transportation is easy, inexpensive and convenient. You can get pretty much anywhere in The Mile High City by light rail or bus, and oftentimes get there faster than by car.
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The region of more than 2.8 million people is one of the fastest growing in the country. CHU’s Denver location is superb, and it’s safe to say students would never run out of ways to spend their time outside the classroom.
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CHU Student life provides a lot of social activities for students at least twice a month! There is plenty of opportunity to make new friends and explore beautiful Colorado state! Student Life Page