About Colorado Map : This map of Colorado is representing the state boundaries of the state along with features of the state such as Federal highways, state highways, rail lines, airports, etc. It also depicts rivers, lakes, national parks, forests, vegetation, etc. The state capital Denver along with major cities and other cities is also depicted. This map also shows major attractions such as Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, St. Mary's Glacier, Grand Mesa, etc.The map of Colorado provides a comprehensive overview on the precise geographical position, diverse relief features and political divisions of the state. Colorado is situated in the Rocky mountainous part of the United States of America.
Colorado is easily accessible from all parts of USA by well maintained roads and good railway network. The Interstate 25 is an important road route connecting the northern and southern part of Colorado.
The eastern and western parts of Colorado (CO) are joined by the Interstate Highways of 70 and 76. Rio Grande, Colorado and Arkansas are some of the prominent rivers flowing through the state. Colorado has several huge golf courses. Castle Rock and Edwards are few of the notable golf courses of Colorado. Old Spanish National Historic Trail and Colorado National Monument are some of the renowned national parks of Colorado. The museums of Colorado reflect the rich cultural traditions and unique art work of the state.
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The land of Colorado was first inhabited by various Native American tribes more than 13,000 years ago. The eastern part of the Rocky Mountains was in earlier times a major route of migration for the spread of civilisation throughout the American land.
This portion was acquired by the country in the Louisiana purchase of 1803 from the French. The land acquired US statehood on August 1, 1876 making it the 38th US state.
Colorado is surrounded by Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The US state of Colorado covers the southern Rocky Mountains, the western most part of the great plains as well as parts of the Colorado plateau. The state was named after the River Colorado which passes through it.
The state comprises of various geographic locales such as mountains, forests, mesas, high plains, canyons, rivers, plateaus, and desert islands. The climate is varied and affected by proximity to the mountains and surrounding valleys.
Colorado is known for its history and heritage, scenic beauty, adventure sports as well as various other attractions. The best things in Colorado are associated with its rich heritage and ancient past. These include visiting of archaeological sites, factory or mine tours and trips to historic places.
Natural landmarks and scenic beauty in Colorado is not to be missed, neither are its hot springs, or its wildlife watching with 42 Colorado State Parks. The place is also worth a visit for adventure sports such as backpacking, ballooning, white water rafting, etc.
There are several colleges and universities in the state of Colorado. These include Colorado College, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Metropolitn State University of Denver, Redstone college, etc.
Of the various hotels and resorts in various parts of the state, Lakewood Colorado hotels give the best hospitality and make the guests content with various amenities such as free parking, free telephone calls, television with cable, swimming pool etc. The Keystone Colorado resort provides summer adventures as well as winter adventures to adults and kids.
Last Update On : September 17, 2013
Joined the UnionAug 1, 1876
Area104,094 sq miles
Highest PointMount Elbert
Lowest PointArikaree River
Time ZoneMountain: UTC-7/-6