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Alta Vista, Colorado
(Jefferson County)

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Welcome to Alta Vista ...

Alta Vista is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Alta Vista has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alta Vista is 5,350 feet [1,631 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Alta Vista is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alta Vista lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Alta Vista: (303) and (720)<4>

Communities Also Named Alta Vista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Alta Vista: This one is located in Jefferson County and the other is located in El Paso County.

Beyond Colorado, there are 27 communities that are also named Alta Vista - they are located in Alabama (2), California (3), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Ontario, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah (2) and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta Vista.

Communities near Alta Vista ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alta Vista.

  • Denver [Denver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
    • Denver [Denver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Alta Vista
    • Estimated population in 2018: 716,492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<6>
  • Aurora [Arapahoe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Arapahoe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Alta Vista
    • Estimated population in 2018: 374,114 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<6>
  • Lakewood [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Alta Vista
    • Estimated population in 2018: 156,798 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Thornton [Adams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Alta Vista
    • Estimated population in 2018: 139,436 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westminster [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
      • Westminster [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Alta Vista
      • Estimated population in 2018: 113,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<6>
    • Centennial [Arapahoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
      • Centennial [Arapahoe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Alta Vista
      • Estimated population in 2018: 110,831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<6>
    • Boulder [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
      • Boulder [Boulder County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Alta Vista
      • Estimated population in 2018: 107,353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<6>
    • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broomfield
      • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Alta Vista
      • Estimated population in 2018: 69,267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<6>
    • Commerce City [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce City
      • Commerce City [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Alta Vista
      • Estimated population in 2018: 58,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce City<6>
    • Littleton [Arapahoe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Arapahoe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Alta Vista
      • Estimated population in 2018: 48,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littleton<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta Vista. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta Vista.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta Vista. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alta Vista.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta Vista. See our Newspapers Page for Alta Vista.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta Vista ...

Looking for more information about Alta Vista? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alta Vista, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alta Vista.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Colorado

About Jefferson County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta Vista. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta Vista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alta Vista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8072, Longitude: -105.0936       In this case, the coordinates for Alta Vista have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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