Saturday, June 13, 2009

Colorado Facts

Colorado is the highest state and has more mountains reaching 14,000 feet than any other state.

"Grand Mesa," the world's largest flat-top plateau is also found in Colorado.

Soon after gold was discovered near Denver, the region around Pikes Peak became the Colorado Territory.

Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state.

The United States federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.

The 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is exactly 1 mile high above sea level.

Colorado has 222 state wildlife areas.

Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America.

Dove Creek is the "Pinto Bean" capital of the world.

There are nearly 20 rivers whose headwaters begin in Colorado, with the Continental Divide directing each river's course.

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