Colorado offers adventure, arts, heritage, distinctive cuisine and 25 renowned ski resort areas. The state's scenic landscape includes natural hot springs, national parks and monuments, and mountain peaks.
The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has giant sand dunes which rise dramatically to more than 750 feet (229 metres). Here you can hike, slide, ski or board.
Land Area: 104,247 square miles (eighth largest in the US)
State Capital: Denver ("The Mile High City")
Largest City: Denver ("The Mile High City")
Local Time: MST - 7 hrs behind the UK
Climate: An average of 300 days of sunshine with warm dry summers (average high 77 F (25 C), crisp sunny springs, colourful Autumn foliage and winter snowfall across the mountains (ski resorts open third week of November).
Ntl Parks: 4 (Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park) 6 Nat Monuments and 42 State Parks
Colorado Tourism Office
Tel: 08456 020 574 | Web: www.colorado.com |