As well as things like population and surface area, one of the most interesting statistics of any city is its elevation, which is equivalent to its height above sea level. Reno has an elevation of 4,505.6 feet (1,373 m), which is quite high when compared to several major American cities like Washington D.C. or New York City, but relatively low when compared to places like Denver in Colorado. The mean elevation in the state of Nevada is 5,500 feet (1,520 m), which makes Nevada one of the highest states in North America.
When compared to the mean elevation of Nevada, we can see that Reno is quite close to the state average, with only 1,000 feet of difference. The high elevation of Nevada in general is caused by the various mountain ranges all around the state like the Sierra Nevada, which can be found just west of Reno and is partly situated in Nevada as well as California. Meanwhile, the highest man-made structure in the city of Reno is the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino, which stands at a height of 410 feet (120 m) and provides the best views of the city skyline and surrounding landscapes.
Other major Nevada cities include Las Vegas, which has an elevation of 2,001 feet (610 m) and Henderson, which sits at a height of 1,867 feet (538 m) above sea level, meaning that Reno is much higher than both of these locations. The highest point in all of the state of Nevada is Boundary Peak, one of the White Mountains in the west of Nevada, which has an elevation of 13,147 feet (4007 m), while the state's lowest point is part of the Colorado River which is just 481 feet (147 m) above sea level.