Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and largest city, features a vibrant downtown area.
Denver is the capital and most populous city in Colorado. Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the antiquated “Coloradoan” is occasionally used Colorado is a comparatively wealthy state, ranking eighth in household income in 2016, and 11th in per capita income in 2010. It also ranks highly in the nation’s standard of living index. Major parts of the economy include government and defense, mining, agriculture, tourism, and increasingly other kinds of manufacturing. With increasing temperatures and decreasing water availability, Colorado’s agriculture, forestry and tourism economies are expected to be heavily affected by climate change.
Capital: Denver CO
Population: 5,773,714 (2020)
Official Website: https://co.colorado.gov/
Tourism website: https://www.colorado.com/ and https://www.historycolorado.org/ and https://www.denver.org/
Tourist Attractions for Colorado: Colorado is the ideal fall destination with unparalleled hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, golf, farm-to-table dining, a rich cultural heritage and so much more.
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Vail and Nearby Mountain Towns
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Pikes Peak in Pike National Forest
- Garden of the Gods
- Durango and the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway
- San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway & the Million Dollar Highway
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
- Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
- Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
- Colorado National Monument
- Dinosaur National Monument
- Glenwood Springs
- Mount Evans Scenic Byway
- Mountain Biking Trails near Fruita