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Welcome to Altura ...

Altura is primarily located in Arapahoe County<1>. A portion of Altura extends into Adams County.

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

Altura is 5,420 feet [1,652 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Altura is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

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

Communities Also Named Altura ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Altura: This one is located in Arapahoe County and the other is located in Archuleta County.

Beyond Colorado, there are 3 communities that are also named Altura - they are located in Minnesota and New Jersey.

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

Communities near Altura ...

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

  • Denver [Denver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
    • Denver [Denver County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Altura
    • Estimated population in 2019: 727,211 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<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 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Altura
    • Estimated population in 2019: 157,935 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Altura
    • Estimated population in 2019: 141,464 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<6>
  • Arvada [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arvada
    • Arvada [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Altura
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arvada
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arvada<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 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Altura
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113,166 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Altura
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110,937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<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 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Altura
      • Estimated population in 2019: 70,465 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Altura
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce City<6>
    • Parker [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
      • Parker [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Altura
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,706 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parker<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 southwest of Altura
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,065 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 Altura. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altura.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altura. 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 Altura.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altura ...

Looking for more information about Altura? 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 Altura, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Altura.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Arapahoe County: www.co.arapahoe.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 Arapahoe, 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 Altura - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Altura) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altura. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altura

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altura. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7403, Longitude: -104.8044       In this case, the coordinates for Altura 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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