Colorful Colorado, the Centennial State to Take the Whole Family to|
Colorado is nature’s own wonderland, fresh air and a dose of natural eye candy is served fresh daily. Colorful is just the right word, Colorado’s majestic landscape brings a multitude of natural colors that is breathtaking and mesmerizing. Colorado has compelling picturesque sceneries that take you to their craggy, rugged, snow-covered peaks to theatrical canyons and verges, soaring sand dunes and vast stretches of prairies. Trails never seem to end; Colorado offers a plethora of trails that can take you to unspoiled forests, rivers, valleys and caverns. Colorado’s backyard is brimming with outdoor activities that will keep you on the go. From serene walks and long hikes to hot air ballooning, to mountain biking, white water rafting, kayaking, snow skiing, snow boarding, to camping and to a quiet little jog, this is a vast outdoor playground that has something to offer to everybody. Colorado is an experience no one is bound to forget.
Aside from the irresistible calling of Mother Nature, Colorado offers a trip in history with their heritage and culture that dates back to the dinosaur era to the Native American relics to amazing ghost towns that captures the essence of the true old west. This different eras and milestones are vastly documented in their museums, monuments and libraries. Discover the many factors that has shaped Colorado to what it is now, follow the steps of the pioneer forefathers of Colorado as they trailed and discovered the fantastic lands of Colorado and see for yourself why Colorado is a destination one cant help but admire.
Colorado is both called the Colorful Colorado – presumably because of the many colors its natural landscapes and formations offer. It is also known as the Centennial State because it was formed on August 1, 1876, a hundred years after the declaration of independence making it the 38th state to join the union. Famously known for the Rocky Mountains, Colorado became a part of the United States via the Louisiana Purchase and the Mexican Cession in the first half of the 1800s. The sudden boom in the number of population happened during the Colorado gold rush in 1859. Most of them stayed in Denver and to present times Denver, Colorado’s biggest city and capital, is home to more than half of the Colorado population.
Colorado’s economy started of with mining, but with the development of better irrigation systems, agriculture started to play a major role. Shortly after, livestock raising became popular. Currently, Colorado’s industrial output includes corn, wheat, cattle, dairy products and hay. Other industries are involved in transportation equipment, machinery, food processing, chemical products, tourism and of course mining for mineral products. Notably, a major factor in the economy is the Federal Government. Many Federal offices are found in Colorado providing jobs for Coloradans.
The western state Colorado may be lacking in shorelines, but it makes up with all the natural beauty it can offer. Four National parks which includes the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National park, Mesa Verde national Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National park and Reserve, plus countless National forests and Natinal Wildlife makes Colorado a haven for nature purists. Add the famous resort of the Aspens and you have a place where the family can all go to and build memories that will last a lifetime.