A recent to Santa Fe, NM in April. A short 5.5 hours from Denver and the elevation of 7,200 feet makes one of the highest large cities in the country. It is actually not that big, only 68,000 people are in the city. Santa Fe was founded over 400 years ago. It has the 2nd most art galleries in the country after New York City and it has the oldest mission ever built in the US. o The downtown streets made us feel like we were in Spain.