Welcome to Colorado, is a western state in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States of America. Colorado is split down the middle north to south by the Rocky Mountains. To the east is a region of high prairie, dry and wide open. To the west are rugged mountains arranged in various groups or ranges. Colorado has 54 mountain peaks above 14,000 ft (4267 m) of elevation. The highest peak, Mount Elbert, rises to 14,433 ft (4268m) above sea level making it the highest peak in the North American Rockies.
In Colorado there are more than 50 exciting and unique attractions such as Pikes Peak, U.S. Olympic Training Center, Garden of the Gods Park, The Cog Railway, Royal Gorge Bridge, and Cave of the Winds, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Seven Falls, Flying W Ranch and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Tourism is a major industry, with skiing/snowboarding, hiking/camping, hunting, mountaineering and fishing as large sources of income for the state economy.