Great Sand Dunes National Monument, near
Alamosa, contains some of the largest and
highest sand dunes in North America.
a party of prospectors led by William Green
Russell discovered gold in what is now
average elevation of about 2070 m (6800 ft),
Colorado is the highest of all the states.
of pronghorn and bison roamed the high plains
of Colorado before the species were hunted nearly to
The United States Air Force
Academy is located in Colorado Springs.
The world's largest flat-top
mountain is in Grand Mesa.
The highest paved road in North
America is the Road to Mt. Evans off of I-70 from Idaho Springs. The
Road climbs up to 14,258 Ft. above sea level.
The United States federal
government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.
Colfax Avenue in Denver is the
longest continuous street in America.
Colorado is the only state in
history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter
Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. 62% of all state Voters
choose at almost the last minute not to host the Olympics, because
of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the
State Of Colorado, and the City of Denver.
The 13th step of the state
capital building in Denver is exactly 1 mile high above sea level.
Leadville is the highest
incorporated city in the United States at 10,430 feet elevation.
Katherine Lee Bates wrote
"America the Beautiful" after being inspired by the view
from Pikes Peak.
Colorado has the highest mean
altitude of all the states.
The highest suspension bridge in
the world is over the Royal Gorge near Canon City. The Royal Gorge
Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 feet.
The world's largest natural hot
springs pool is located in Glenwood Springs.
Colorado's southwest corner
borders Arizona, New Mexico and Utah the only place in America where
the corners of four states meet.
John Henry "Doc"
Holliday's brief and tumultuous existence led him to Glenwood
Springs where he succumbed to tuberculosis and died at the Hotel
Glenwood on November 8, 1887.
its nickname “Mother of Rivers” because more major rivers have
their source in Colorado than in any other state.
largest of the hundreds of natural lakes in Colorado is Grand Lake,
which is almost one full square mile!
There are also nearly 2000 larger man-made lakes in Colorado.
(state’s official gemstone) was first discovered in 1881 on Mt.
Antero by Nelson Wanamaker. Mt Antero is the highest known gemstone-collecting site in
North America and still yields gem quality aquamarine one hundred
years after that amazing first discovery.