Colorado Facts

Nickname: The Centennial State

Capital City: Denver

Statehood: August 1, 1876 – 38th

Area: 104,100 sq.mi. (269,618 sq.km.) – 8th

Population: 5,268,367 – 22nd (2013)

Counties: 63

National Parks: 4

National Monuments: 8

State Parks: 41

Bird: Lark Bunting

Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine

Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce

Highest Point: Mt. Elbert – 14,433 feet (4,399 m)

Lowest Point: Arikaree River at Kansas border – 3317 feet (1011 m)

Best Season: Summer & Autumn; Winter for skiing

Popular LocationsRocky Mountain NP, Mesa Verde NP, Garden of the Gods, Mountain Towns, Pikes Peak, Million Dollar Highway, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, Great Sand Dunes NP, Colorado NM

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