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Near Idaho Springs in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

University of Denver

Meyer Womble Observatory

 
 
Mt. Evans, Colorado Observatory--World's Highest image. Click for full size.
By Franklin Bell, June 27, 2007
1. Mt. Evans, Colorado Observatory--World's Highest
Inscription.
Mt. Evans, Colorado
Elevation 14,125 ft.
“The World’s Highest Operational Observatory”
Building Dedication August 19, 1996

“...for educational purposes in astrophysics and astronomy...”

 
Erected 1996.
 
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. 12.5 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.
 
Categories. EducationScience & Medicine
 
Mt. Evans, Colorado Observatory image. Click for full size.
By Franklin Bell, June 27, 2007
2. Mt. Evans, Colorado Observatory
View from Mt. Evans peak, near Observatory image. Click for full size.
By Franklin Bell, June 27, 2007
3. View from Mt. Evans peak, near Observatory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,939 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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