Colorado is the Columbine state. It is also called the Mile High State. This state is so popular you will have a hard time finding anyone that is a native of the state. The locals define native as anyone with at least three generations of family born in Colorado. The thirteenth step of the Colorado Capitol Building, in Denver, is exactly one mile high. The dome on the capitol building is covered in real Colorado gold.
Colorado is a state with every type of geological feature you could imagine, except a coast line. There are real deserts in the south central part of the state, mountains and gorges in the middle part of the state and the amazing prairies in the Eastern third of the state. Three are more than twenty mountain peaks higher than 12,000 feet in altitude, including the world famous Pike’s Peak.
The major destinations, as far as populous cities, are located, North to South, in the centre of the state. Boulder is the home of Colorado University. Fort Collins is the home of Colorado State University. South of those two cities is the metropolitan Denver area, the capitol of the State. Farther to the south is Colorado Springs, home to the United States Air Force Academy and the famous Broadmoor Hotel. The U.S. Winter Olympic training centre is located at the Broadmoor too.
Mountain sports all year around define the major activities of the state. From mountain climbing and trekking, to winter sports in some world class destinations, Colorado attracts more visitors for winter sports than any other state in America. The major mountain sport areas are Aspen, Breckenridge, Eagle, Vail, Winter Park, Loveland, and Arapahoe Basin.
Colorado is a state that loves sports and Denver is the home for six professional sport teams; The NFL Denver Broncos, the NBA Denver Nuggets, the NHL Avalance, the MLB Colorado Rockies, the MLL Denver Outlaws and the MLS Colorado Rapids.