Albuquerque altitude is 5312 feet, which is funny because Denver is touted as the "mile-high city", and is actually 32 feet lower elevation than Albuquerque. Denver has mountains just to the west that soar over 14,000 feet. Albuquerque has mountains to the east that go that high. Almost but not quite as high as Mt. Whitney. I wonder why so many mountains in the lower 48 top out right around that height.