I feel that Colorado is, by far, the most beautiful of the Rocky Mountain states. Though, I am just a little biased! That is because I am a born and raised native of Colorado. I take great pride in my home state. Growing up here you get used to seeing some of the most amazing views. On an average day in Colorado, you can look out your window and more than likely be able to see one of our beautiful mountains. The weather here really is moderate and lends itself to some of the best outdoor activities in the world. From paddleboarding, stream fishing, and amazing hiking to some of the most epic ski and snowboard slopes, Colorado has a lot to offer.
Colorado got it's statehood in 1876, four weeks after the United States centennial celebration, when U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed the proclamation admitting it into the Union as the 38th state. This is why it is often referred to as the “Centennial State”.
Only small parts of the Colorado Rockies are snow-covered year-round.
"Red Snow" was discovered seldom below 10,000 feet, in Colorado
"South Park" is an actual area in Colorado. The South Park of Colorado is the region of the headwaters of the South Platte River.
The Four Corners Monument, located at the place where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet, is the only place in the United States where four states meet.
Western Colorado has the largest flat-topped mountain in the World!
It is called The Grand Mesa!
"CO" is most commonly used.
Other used are: Col.
The Associated Press uses: Colo.
The United States Postal Service uses: CO
The GPO uses: Colo.
The US Coast Gaurd uses: CL
Software and Data System References
Federal Information Processing Standards
___State Number: 8
Standard Federal Region: VIII
ANSI Standard: CO
ANSI Standard 2 Digit: 8
ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 Code:
ISO 3166-2 Subdivision Code:US-CO
Division: Region: West
US Court Sytem Juristiction
Circuit Court: Tenth Circuit