The elevation of a town or city is a geographical statistic that tells us how high it is in relation to sea level and is important for a variety of reasons. Cheyenne, WY has an elevation of 6,062 feet (1,848 m), making it one of the highest state capitals of all. Most other major cities around the United States are situated at elevations of 500 feet (152 m) as they are generally located in coastal locations, but Cheyenne is different due to its inland location and the fact that Wyoming is one of the states with the highest average elevation in general.
The mean elevation of Wyoming is actually the second highest in the United States, trailing only to Colorado in this respect. The state has an elevation of 6,700 feet (2,040 m) on average. The elevation of Cheyenne is therefore a little lower than the mean elevation of Wyoming, but it’s still one of the highest major cities in the state. Wyoming has a lot of mountain ranges and high places which give it such a high elevation in general.
The state of Wyoming’s highest point is Gannett Peak, a mountain located in the Wind River Range, which has an elevation of 13,809 feet, while the lowest point in the state is the Belle Fourche River on the border with South Dakota, which has an elevation of 3,101 feet (945 m). Other major cities in Wyoming include Casper, which has an elevation of 5,150 feet (1,560 m), Laramie, which has a population of 7,165 feet (2,184 m), and Gillette, which is situated at an elevation of 4,554 feet (1,388 m), so Cheyenne is a little lower than Laramie in terms of elevation but higher than the others.