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Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

The state was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains. The Territory of Colorado was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the “Centennial State” because it became a state one century after the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and desert lands. Colorado is part of the western and southwestern United States and is one of the Mountain States.

Capital: Denver

Blog Posts:

Colorado: Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods

Comprising 1,300 acres of sandstone formations the Garden of the Gods, close to Colorado Springs, …

Colorado: Denver – Watercourse Foods (Review)

A lively vegan restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere close to downtown Denver. I have been to …

Colorado: Keensburg- Wild Animal Sanctuary – a rescue centre for big cats and bears

The Colorado Wildlife Conservation Sanctuary is a fascinating place. It is not a zoo but is a …

Colorado: The spectacular Royal Gorge

Royal Gorge is a wonderful natural marvel in itself, a 1000 foot plus deep gorge cut through the …

Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is in southern Colorado. It’s known for huge dunes …

Colorado: Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak

There are a few ways to reach the top of Pikes Peak including walking and driving but we decided …

Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park

A trip to the Pueblo ruins at Mesa Verde National Park. On the way we stopped at the famous four …
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