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While Colorado may look to many like one of those big square states in the middle of the country, don't be fooled. Yes, it was once the home of miners, a gold rush, Native Americans and cowboys. But, this is also the land of the Rocky Mountains, the Mile High City, the Continental Divide, and the home of six US National Monuments, two US National Historic Sights, four US National Historic Trails, two US National Recreation Areas, eleven US National Forests, and four US National Parks, including Mesa Verde and the Rocky Mountain National Parks. Pike's Peak is only one of Colorado's 54 "Fourteeners" — mountains of 14,000 ft. or higher elevation. Coloradans spend a great deal of time outside, enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds them. Not only is the skiing unsurpassed, but you can also enjoy hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, fishing, hunting, golf and even ballooning. Attend World Cup Week in Beaver Creek and see some of the best skiers in the world. Check out Boulder's Kinetic Conveyance Challenge, where supposedly amphibious homemade vehicles race — mostly to see who stays afloat. There's so much to love about the outdoors, it's hard to imagine why anyone would want to go inside. However, don't underestimate the rugged history and western culture that is also Colorado. You can attend the Colorado Music Festival, the Mesa Verde County Indian Arts & Cultural Festival, the Western Stock Show, or visit the Coors Brewery. Denver has a great zoo, an incredible art museum, the inviting Black American West Museum, and of course, Coors Field. Be it culture or adventure, indoors or out, Colorado calls your name.


Famous Residents

Famous people that live in or are from Colorado
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mamie Eisenhower
  • Clive Cussler
  • James Michener
  • Tim Allen
  • Lon Chaney
  • Bill Murray
  • Paul Whiteman
  • Glen Miller
  • John Elway
  • Allen Ginsburg
  • Adolph Coors
  • Judy Collins
  • John Kerry
  • Jessica Biel
  • Elvira
  • Jack Swigert
  • Bryon R. White
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Matt Stone
  • Kit Carson
  • Zachary Ty Bryan
  • Molly Brown
  • John Denver
  • Doc Holliday


Local Color

What makes Colorado unique
  • Fourteeners
  • LoDo Denver
  • Pikes Peak
  • Pinto Beans
  • Melon Capital



Colorado's alter egos
  • Centennial State
  • Colorful Colorado


Major Industries

Most profitable industries in Colorado
  • Federal Government
  • Tourism
  • Scientific Research
  • Minerals
  • High-Tech Industries
  • Food Processing
  • Chemical Products


Geographic Regions

Regions that extend into Colorado
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Eastern Plains
  • San Juan Mountains
  • Front Range Urban Corridor