Colorado Tourism Facts

Colorado Tourism Facts
Located where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains, Colorado is a state of extremes and natural beauty. This makes it a popular destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

Mountains

Colorado's highest point is the peak of Mount Elbert, which is 14,433 feet in elevation. The state includes 54 "fourteeners," or mountains more than 14,000 feet high.

Low Point

Even Colorado's lowest point is higher than the highest mountain in some states. The basin of the Arkansas River is at 3,350 feet.

Beer

Coloradans love a good brew, and this is demonstrated in their having more microbreweries per capita than any other state in the Union, according to the state's official tourism website.

Denver City Parks

Denver has the most extensive city park system in the country, with 205 parks. What really puts it over the top, however, are the 20,000 acres of city-owned parkland in the neighboring mountains.

Flat-Top

The world's largest flat-topped mountain is Colorado's Grand Mesa, located east of Grand Junction. The top extends for 53 square miles.

National Parks

Scenic Colorado is home to four national parks: Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Great Sand Dunes. The latter includes Star Dune, which at 750 feet is the tallest dune in North America.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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