Colorado Facts

Nickname: The Centennial State

Capital city: Denver

Statehood: August 1, 1876 – 38th

Area: 104,100 sq.mi. (269,618 – 8th

Population: 5,268,367 – 22nd (2013)

Counties: 63

National Parks:  4

National Monuments: 5

State Parks: 43

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)


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Best Season:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Popular Location: Rocky Mountain NP, Mesa Verde NP, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Mountain Towns, Denver