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Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, Colorado, nicknamed the 'Centennial State', boasts a rich history deeply intertwined with mining.

About Colorado

Colorado is filled with natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural attractions, making it a popular destination for travel and tourism.

The state is known for its stunning mountains, ski resorts, hiking trails, and national parks.

Also known as the Centennial State, Colorado became a state one hundred years after the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

States neighbouring Colorado: Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

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Map of Colorado

Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the north-east, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the south-east, New Mexico to the south, Arizona to the south-west, and Utah to the west.

The state capital of Colorado is Denver.

Colorado Overview

Colorado is a diverse and vibrant state, located in the western region of the United States, with plenty to both residents and visitors alike.

Colorado Cities

The state's capital and largest city is Denver, which is a hub for business, culture, and recreation.

Other major cities in Colorado include Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Fort Collins.

Colorado Economy

Colorado's economy is driven by a variety of industries, including tourism, agriculture, technology, and energy. The state is home to several major corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Arrow Electronics, and Ball Corporation.

Colorado Landscape

Famous for its beautiful Rocky Mountains, which cover over 70% of the state's land area, Colorado is also known for its diverse landscape, which includes high deserts, canyons, plateaus, and forest.

Colorado Outdoors

Recreation opportunities abound in Colorado, including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.The state is home to several national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, and Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Colorado Culture

Colorado has a vibrant arts scene, with numerous museums, galleries, and performing arts venues.

The state is also home to several annual events and festivals, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Film Festival, and the Colorado State Fair.

Colorado Tourism

Colorado is a beautiful state known for its stunning natural beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and vibrant cities.

Top tourist destinations in Colorado include Denver, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Vail, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to See and Do in Colorado

Whether you're interested in outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the state, Colorado has something for everyone.


Colorado's capital city is a bustling urban centre with a thriving food and arts scene.

Be sure to check out the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Denver Zoo.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Take a scenic train ride through the mountains on this historic steam-powered railroad.

Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where four states meet: Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.

It is marked by a granite and brass monument, and it is managed by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department.

Garden of the Gods

This public park located in Colorado Springs features stunning rock formations and plenty of hiking trails.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park features the tallest sand dunes in North America and is a unique destination for hiking, sandboarding, and stargazing.

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is home to some of the best-preserved Native American cliff dwellings in the United States.

Red Rocks Amphitheater

This outdoor concert venue located near Denver is known for its stunning natural acoustics and breathtaking views.

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountain National Park is a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

It features over 350 miles of hiking trails, scenic drives, and opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

This suspension bridge is one of the highest in the world and offers stunning views of the surrounding canyon.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Colorado is home to some of the best ski resorts in the country, including Vail, Breckenridge, and Aspen.


This picturesque mountain town is a popular destination for skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

Telluride also hosts a number of cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

Around Colorado

Colorado is one of the Mountain states; its name taken from the Colorado River; a name in turn given by Spanish explorers who saw in it the colour red.

The Rocky Mountains are in the middle of the Centennial State, and is one of the highest regions of the North American continent.

Visiting Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation provide maps and other useful information to help you plan ahead and avoid being stuck in a cone zone, or ill-prepared for bad weather.

Colorado Visitors:
The official visitor's guide to Colorado.

Colorado National Parks

The Colorado River has carved a number of canyons and gorges across the state.

Mesa Verde National Park:
The culture represented at Mesa Verde reflects more than 700 years of history. From approximately A.D. 600 through A.D. 1300 people lived and flourished in communities throughout the area, eventually building elaborate stone villages in the sheltered alcoves of the canyon walls.

Colorado Resorts

The Colorado Rockies have around 50 peaks above 4,000 metres.

A great place for hiking in the summer and powder skiing in the winter; especially around Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Telluride and Vail.

Denver Tourism

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Map of Denver, Colorado

Central City Opera

Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country.

Locatad at 124 Eureka St., Central City is less than 40 miles from Denver.

Children's Museum

Denver's best hands-on experience for children is both educational and fun. Programs and playscapes are designed for new-borns through eight-year-olds; of course accompanying adults will enjoy them too.

The Children's Museum of Denver is located at 121 Children's Museum Drive. Go on, be a child in Denver.

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is unique among art museums in the United States in the scope and depth of its Native Arts collection.

A variety of events are also staged throughout the year, such as the annual Friendship Powwow and the DAM Uncorked Wine Event.

Denver Botanic Gardens

With more than 15,000 plant species from such far-away places as Australia, South Africa and the Himalayas, Denver Botanic Gardens is recognised as one of the top urban gardens in the United States.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts brings you Broadway tours, locally produced Theatre Company productions, immersive experiences, intimate cabaret shows, statewide education programs and once-in-a-lifetime events.

Historic Denver

Open for more than 50 years, the Molly Brown House Museum serves to enhance the city’s unique identity by telling the story of Margaret 'Molly' Brown’s activism, philanthropy, and passion through educational programs, exhibits, and stewardship.

A major tourist attraction in the state, people visit the house to learn about the lifestyle enjoyed by Victorian Denver's upper-middle class.

Visiting Denver

Located in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of America's fastest growing cities.

The Mile High City offers visitors a choice of outstanding cultural attractions, museums, shopping, dining and nightlife.

Where to Stay in Denver

Hotels in Denver.

Colorado Travel Tips

Gilpin County

Gilpin County, Colorado is a rural-like community located in the high country, adjacent to the Continental Divide, that enjoys low taxes with a financially secure, unobtrusive government presence.

Many visitors come to enjoy Golden Gate Canyon State Park or the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests as well as spend time in one of the many casinos located in Black Hawk and Central City.

Skiing in Colorado

When going skiing in Colorado, take a look at some of the smaller ski areas. They cost less, the lines are shorter, and you'll probably have more fun skiing.

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