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  2. Colorado - Wikipedia

    Colorado is one of the Mountain States and is often considered to be part of the southwestern United States. The high plains of Colorado may be considered a part of the midwestern United States . Denver is the capital, the most populous city, and the center of the Front Range Urban Corridor.

  3. Colorado, constituent state of the United States of America. It is classified as one of the Mountain states, although only about half of its area lies in the Rocky Mountains . It borders Wyoming and Nebraska to the north, Nebraska and Kansas to the east, Oklahoma and New Mexico to the south, and Utah to the west.

  4. Colorado is the ideal winter destination with unparalleled skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fat-biking, snowtubing, seasonal festivals, a rich cultural heritage and so much more. Plan your Colorado vacation now and find out if you know how to Do Colorado Right. Free Visitors Guide. Order Now.

  5. Colorado Maps & Facts - World Atlas

    Outline Map. Key Facts. Colorado, which occupies 104,185 mi², is located in the western United States and bordered by Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The terrain of Colorado includes impressive mountain ranges such as the Rocky Mountains, Mesas, Plateaus, and plains.

  6. Colorado - HISTORY

    Colorado, which joined the union as the 38th state in 1876, is America’s eighth-largest state in terms of landmass. Located in the Rocky Mountain region of the western United States, the...

  7. Capital City: Denver. Abbreviation: CO. Population (2019): 5,268,367; Rank: 22 of 50 | Population Quick Facts Region: West Admission to Statehood: August 1, 1876 (38th State) State Motto: Nil sine Numine State Nickname: Centennial State Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Colorado State Bordering States: The State of Colorado has 7 ...

  8. Gorgeous Outdoors and Year-Round Activities. In addition to Mesa Verde, Colorado is home to three more national parks – the state’s most popular, Rocky Mountain, in addition to Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Go hiking and fishing, see wildflowers and wildlife, and marvel at sand dunes towering 2,650 meters high.

  9. History. Native Americans first settled in Colorado. The prominent Colorado Native Americans are the Navajo, Ute, and Cheyenne-Arapahoe Indians. The state was named after the Colorado River by Spanish explorers. US Army officer and amateur explorer Zebulon Pike was recruited by the United States government in 1806 to find the source of the Mississippi River and to check out Spanish settlements ...

  10. Colorado summary | Britannica

    Its original inhabitants were Plains and Great Basin Indians, including the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute. U.S. exploration of Colorado began immediately after the United States made the Louisiana Purchase, of which Colorado was a part, in 1803. Gold was discovered in 1858 and touched off a gold rush and population boom beginning the following year.

  11. Colorado Pictures and Facts - National Geographic Kids

    Colorado is bordered by Utah to the west, New Mexico and Oklahoma to the south, Kansas and Nebraska to the east, and Wyoming to the north. The state’s southwest corner intersects with Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico at a single point known as the Four Corners—the only place in the country where you can stand in four states at the same time! The Rocky Mountains cover most of the western part ...