Near Idaho Springs in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
University of Denver
Meyer Womble Observatory
Elevation 14,125 ft.
“The World’s Highest Operational Observatory”
Building Dedication August 19, 1996
“...for educational purposes in astrophysics and astronomy...”
Location. 39° 35.261′ N, 105° 38.559′ W. Marker is near Idaho Springs, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker can be reached from Mt. Evans Road south of Colorado Highway 103. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho Springs CO 80452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Drexel Lacey (within shouting distance of this marker); Argentine Central Railway (approx. 8.6 miles away); Hamill House Museum (approx. 8.6 miles away); Old Town Jail (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel (approx. 12˝ miles away); Mining Exchange Building (approx. 12.6 miles away); Idaho Springs Opera House (approx. 12.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is at the high end of the world’s highest paved road. The road was surveyed in the early 20th century, simply as a tourist road.
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