Colorado is known as the Centennial state, and it stands at about a mile above sea level. It got its name from becoming a state in the same year that the United States became 100 years old. Its name comes from Spanish explorers who selected the word Colorado to mean “colored red” because of the red hue the river ran through the area.
As a visitor, you can choose from a myriad of wonderful places to visit. These include the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak in Pike National Forest, end the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness. There’s a lot to see and experience, so don’t expect to get bored anytime soon.
The Centennial State has 451 cities in total, of which the biggest is Denver. Denver also happens to be the state’s capital city, and its downtown area is incredibly vibrant. Colorado Springs, Aurora, and Fort Collins follow, based on population and size.