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The Rocky Mountains
Colorado is known as a sunny state full of epic beauty. The southern Rocky Mountains are in Colorado. It is here that you will find the Garden of the Gods and the Flatirons. Scattered throughout Colorado are 4 national parks, 11 national forests, and 3 national wildlife refuges. There are 300 days of sunshine each year. Denver, the capital of Colorado, is known as the Mile High City. It has an elevation of 5,280 feet. Colorado became a state in 1876, one hundred years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, giving it the nickname The Centennial State.
Rocky Mountain Colorado
Garden of the Gods
Bird and Flowers
Did you know ...
Pikes Peak rises to more than 14,000 feet above sea level. It towers 8,000 feet above the nearby city of Colorado Springs. One unusual thing about Pikes Peak is that there is a road for vehicles to travel up to the top of the mountain. The view from the pinnacle of this mountain inspired Katherine Lee Bates to pen the words to the popular patriotic song "America the Beautiful"