Colorado Facts

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Facts

Colorado Facts

Colorado was the thirty-eighth state to be admitted to the union. Colorado residents are known as Coloradans or Coloradoans.

Colorado has the highest mean elevation of any state, with more than 1,000 Rocky Mountain peaks measuring over 10,000 feet high. The thirteenth step of the State Capitol Building in Denver is exactly one mile above sea level.

Famous people from Colorado include comedian and Home Improvement actor Tim Allen, boxer Jack Dempsey, actor Douglas Fairbanks, singer Jaye P. Morgan, astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, silent film star Lon Chaney, and blacklisted “Hollywood Ten” screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203

Colorado State Symbols

State Bird Lark Bunting and State Flower Rocky Mountain Columbine
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Where is Colorado?

Can you find Colorado on the United States map? Hint: Colorado is a landlocked state bordered by Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Colorado is one of the “Four Corners” states, which includes New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Colorado touches Arizona, but these two states do not share a border.

Colorado Facts

Colorado State Motto
Nil Sine Numine (Latin)

Nothing Without the Deity

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The Colorado Rockies are home to many world-class ski resorts, including Arapahoe Basin, Aspen/Snowmass, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Keystone, Loveland Ski Area, Silverton, Steamboat, Telluride, Winter Park, and Vail.

Colorado State Quarter

Many Colorado facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Scenic view of the Rocky Mountains with evergreen trees at the base, “Colorful Colorado” banner, year of statehood (1876), year coin was minted (2006), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

Colorado State QuarterColorado State QuarterFront View - President George WashingtonFront View – President George Washington

Entered Union: August 1, 1876
Rank: 38

Colorado State Flag

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Colorado State Nickname
The Centennial State

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Colorado State Capitol photograph by DigitalLove. This work is free for commercial use, no attribution required.

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