When most people think of Colorado, they think of mountains, mountains, and more mountains. And to some extent, this is accurate. But a lot of people don’t realize that Colorado also has deserts, plains, and lots of sunshine. So, if you’re interested in the Rocky Mountain state, these are 25 fun facts about Colorado you might not know!
Colorado is the only state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters
At 4,401.2 meters (14,440 feet), Mount Elbert is the highest point in the Rocky Mountains
Roughly 70% of the population lives right up against the Front Range of the Rockies where the mountains run into the Great Plains. This is also where Denver, the capital and biggest city, is located.
Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado has the largest sand dunes in North America.
The 30 highest major summits of the Rocky Mountains all lie within Colorado
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