The Rocky Mountains do tend to cause Colorado to tower over our neighboring states just a bit. From the 14er Mountains to the Mile-High City, Colorado is known for its elevation.

Colorado's tallest mountain is Mount Elbert, which rises to 14,433 feet. While nothing else in the state is that tall, it's not the only thing towering over the landscape. Where is Colorado's tallest building? What about the tallest man-made structure in Colorado? Does Colorado hold any national records for really tall stuff?

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Colorado's Tallest Building

Tallest building in Colorado

The title of "tallest building in Colorado" goes to Denver's 56-story Republic Plaza, completed in 1984. Republic Plaza is 717 feet tall and is the 137th tallest building in the United States. The 3-story marble lobby is worth seeing the next time you visit downtown Denver. From the Canadian border to the US/Mexico border, Republic Plaza is the tallest building in America's mountain states.

Colorado's Tallest Man-Made Structure

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Even a small man can cast a large shadow. In this instance, there is nothing small about the Hoyt Radio Tower. It's the tallest structure in Colorado at 1,995 feet tall. Hoyt Radio Tower is so tall that if you placed Denver's Republic Plaza on top of it, you would be within ten feet of the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa Skyscraper - 2,722 feet).

The Largest Sand Dunes in North America

Colorado's tallest sand dune
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Did you know that the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park are the tallest in North America? The Star Dune (above) rises 750 feet from the base to the crest. Sorry, Republic Plaza. Star Dune has got you beat.

TALL: Colorado is Home to the US's Tallest Sand Dunes

Colorado is home to the tallest sand dune in the United States known as the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Reserve.

The park and reserve's main dune area is about 30 square miles, according to the Great Sand Dunes.

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TALL & WET: The Amazing Hike to Colorado's Tallest Free-Falling Waterfall

Bridal Veil Falls is the tallest free-falling waterfall in the state with a captivating 365-foot-drop that is a fascinating sight to behold. Scroll through the photos and learn more about one of Colorado's most popular stops near Telluride.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

TALLEST: These are the Highest Mountain Peaks in All of Colorado

Today we're looking at the true titans of Colorado. Behold the fourteen largest 14ers in the Centennial State.

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