Interesting Things to know about Colorado
The scenic beauty of Colorado’s landscape draws a huge number of tourists from all over the world into the State. With an array of cities and towns that each offer something different to visitors, it becomes quite an ardent task to choose which place to visit first.
What is Colorado known for?
Perhaps the most attractive and widely known area of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain National Park. The total area of the park is about a whopping 415 miles. It is surrounded by mountains and in itself is a little world.
What is Colorado’s State Animal?
A resolution of the General Assembly approved the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, (Ovis Canadensis), as the state’s official animal in 1961.
Colorado has been named the “Centennial State” because in 1876, 100 years after signing of the Declaration of Independence, it became a state.
Colorado is also known as “Colorful Colorado” possibly because of the stunning landscape of mountains, rivers and plains.
The blue in the flag represents the vivid blue skies of Colorado. The middle white stripe depicts the Snowy Mountains of the Rockies. The red reflects the leathery colored earth found all over Colorado. The golden colored disk inside the ‘C’ reflects the hundred days of sunshine experienced by the State.
Interesting Colorado Facts
The 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is exactly one mile high above sea level.
At 26.5 miles long, Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous commercial street in America.
The tallest sand dune in North America is the Star Dune in Great Sand Dunes National Monument outside of Alamosa. It rises approximately 750 feet above the floor of the San Luis Valley