In Colorado, people belong to the following
Protestants: 44% - including 23% Evangelical
No information: 25%
New Life Church
The New Life Church in Colorado Springs is a charismatic
evangelical megachurch that was founded by Ted Haggard
in 1984 and quickly gained around 14,000 followers.
Before a sex scandal, Haggard was one of the 25 most
influential evangelical Christians in the United States,
but that changed quickly when the public learned in 2006
that he paid male prostitutes for sex on the one hand,
but on the other hand homosexuality to the outside world
was sinful and immoral explained. During the scandal,
the church lost around 4,000 followers because its
preacher was accused of hypocrisy and bigotry.
Trinity United Methodist
This Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church in Denver was
built in 1887 by architects Frederick Albert Hall
(1855-1934) and Robert S. Roeschlaub (1843-1923).
The church is located on 18th Avenue in Denver.
The Denver Zoo is located in City Park in Denver and was
the most visited attraction in Denver in 2005. It has
existed since 1896 and started with the donation of a
neglected black bear baby. With the construction of the
so-called Bear Mountains, it was the first zoo in the
USA to choose outdoor enclosures instead of cages for
keeping its animals. Today the Denver Zoo is home to
over 4,000 animals from around the world. His pride and
joy is the Toyota Elephant Passage, which opened in
early 2012 for $ 50 million. The enclosure is 3.2 kmē
and is home to 8 bull elephants and 4 females. It is the
largest human-made elephant habitat in the world.
Festivals and events
Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is held every summer
by the University of Colorado at Boulder in its Mary
Rippon Theater. It began in 1944 when the theater
performed a play by Shakespeare every summer. 14 years
later, it became the annual festival, which has since
become one of the most popular cultural festivals in the
United States. It was the first theater in the United
States in 1975, and is now one of only seven in the
world to have performed all of Shakespeare's work.
Race to the clouds
The "Race to the Clouds" is the highest and second
oldest motorsport race worldwide. It starts at Pikes
Peak at 2,866 m and ends at a height of 4,301 m. The
full or correct name of the race is: "Pikes Peak
International Hill Climb (PPIHC). The race was held for
the first time in 1916 to publicize the road built as a
tourist attraction to the summit of Pikes Peak July. the
US Independence Day (Independence Day) instead. From
2010 will find the race on the last weekend in June
instead. the track length is 19.99 km (12.42 miles) with
Taste of Colorado at Denver
On the first Monday in September, Americans celebrate
Labor Day, the equivalent of Labor Day. On this day, the
Taste of Colorado takes place in Denver. Over 50
restaurants cook their specialties at stands and stalls.
There is also music, dance and art.
Rocky Mountains National Park
The Rocky Mountains National Park is located northwest
of Boulder, Colorado. From here, the visitor has
excellent views of the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky
Mountains, the crystal-clear mountain lakes and the
untouched nature. The National Park attracts over 3
million visitors annually; however, most of them stay
close to Trail Ridge Road. However, if you are brave and
want to observe animals such as elk, deer, wolves or
even bears in the wild, you should walk a little away
from the road.
Black-Canyon-of-the-Gunnison National Park
The park is located in western Colorado and is
characterized by a deep narrow gorge through which the
Gunnison River flows. The gorge is so narrow that hardly
any sunlight can fall on the bottom, making its walls
very dark. That is why Black Canyon Park gets its name.
The area is approximately 124 kmē; the longest gorge
about 555 m deep. Upstream is the Curecanti National
Recreation Area, a local recreation area with access to
the dammed Gunnison River.
Great Sand Dunes National
Park and Preserve
This national park 230 km south of Denver is
characterized by large sand dunes that are in constant
motion and form an endless sea of sand. It lies in the
south of Colorado and covers an area of 88 kmē. Its
dunes reach a height of up to 230 m, making them the
tallest in the United States. The history of the park
goes back as far as 12,000 years when the dunes were
formed by the Rio Grandes.
Mesa Verde National Park
The park is located in southwest Colorado and includes
more than 4,000 archaeological sites from the Anasazi
tribes, especially the Pueblo Indians from the 6th to
14th centuries. About 600 cliff dwellings (in German
rock flats) are located in the natural caves of the
sandstone of the canyon walls and fascinate visitors
with their well-preserved cultural remains. The park is
a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you visit him, you
should definitely descend into one of the cool kivas,
which can be reached by a wooden staircase and a tree
Other natural beauties
Gunnison National Forest
The Gunnison National Forest is an approximately 6,900
kmē large national forest in the western part of the
state, which extends over the four counties Mesa,
Gunnison, Hinsdale and Saguache. The forest area was
declared a protected area by Teddy Roosevelt in 1905 and
named after the researcher and adventurer John W.
Gunnison. There are seven total reserves in the forest
White River National Forest
The White River National Forest is a designated area of
national forest in the northwestern part of the state.
It extends over an area of just under. 8,000 kmē and
got its name from the White River that runs through the
area. The two chic and glamorous ski areas of Aspen and
Vail are located in the White River National Forest. The
region is not only suitable for winter sports, but also
for hiking, camping and mountain biking.