Colorado History and Attractions

By | July 25, 2022

According to, Colorado is one of the western states of the USA, its territory borders to the north with Wyoming and Nebraska, to the east with Kansas, to the west with Utah and to the south with Oklahoma and New Mexico. Colorado is also called the Centennial State, or the Centennial State, as it became part of the US federation exactly one hundred years after the United States Declaration of Independence.

The name Colorado derives both from the river that flows inside it, and from the Spanish language, for the color that distinguishes the landscape, represented by the red of the rocks of its mountains.

The capital is Denver and it is the only metropolis in the state; in general the urbanization of the territory is rather small and concentrated in specific areas. Geographically the land is dry, in fact the rainfall during the year is scarce.

However, Colorado is a very popular destination for everyone, even for the jet set, as it offers ski slopes of all kinds, a noteworthy hotel welcome, thermal springs for relaxation and a series of locations where nightlife allows for pure fun.


According to, the state was inhabited by Indian populations, which underwent colonization by Europeans who began to exploit the huge quantities of precious material that the territory offered, especially gold and silver. We remember the Saint Creek massacre in which most of the Cheyenne tribe were killed by the conquerors looking for gold.


Denver, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, is a cosmopolitan city that combines the characteristics of American urbanization with those of the old West flavor. It should always be considered that the city is located at 1600 meters above sea level, so the body’s need to restore its oxygen balance can initially create small disturbances.

As for winter sports, skiing is practiced in the numerous equipped resorts of the state, first of all Aspen, but also Vail. The latter is frequented by rich Americans and famous people who also go shopping in the boutiques of the area.

In summer, Colorado offers the opportunity to visit the Canyons with long hikes or even to experience the thrill of descending streams on adventurous rafts.


Cuisine in Colorado is linked to what a land that is not easy to manage can give, especially due to the arid climate. His recipes have contaminations that come from the Mexican tradition, we eat a lot of meat but also cereals and beans. Alongside the most refined restaurants and clubs in the cities, there are numerous fast food restaurants for travelers crossing this great state.

Nature and adventure

The numerous ski resorts in Colorado are equipped to allow you to enjoy the mountains in winter with cross-country skis, snowboards and inner tubes along the different slopes.

Colorado is also famous for its splendid national parks, first of all the Rocky Mountain National Park, which offers breathtaking views and contact with animals such as bears, marmots, moose and bighorn sheep, typical of this area.

NAMED: “The Centennial State”
ORIGIN NAME: Before the State, this was the name of the river that, flowing into the Grand Canyon, dyed the waters red.
STATE BOUNDARIES: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah
MEMBER UNION SINCE: 1 August 1876 (38th state)
CAPITAL POPULATION: 705,756 residents
MOTTO: “Nil sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)”
TREE: Colorado Blue Spruce
BIRD: Lark Bunting
FLOWER: Columbine
SONG: Where the Columbines Grow
THE FLAG: The flag is made up of three alternating bands of equal width; the two outer bands are of a blue similar to the color of the blue field of the national flag. There is a circular red color that forms a C, the same color as the national flag. The diameter of the letter is two thirds of the width of the flag. The inner line of the opening of the letter C is three-quarters of the length of its body or bar, and the outer line of the opening is twice the length of the inner line of it. The flag was adopted in 1911.
AGRICULTURE: Livestock, wheat, dairy products, cereals, hay.
INDUSTRY: Processing of food, chemicals, gold and other mining, tourism.

Colorado economy

Historically, the state economy has always been based on primary products such as gold, silver and oil shale; only recently has there been an increase in services, and in revenues from tourism and the real estate sector. Today the industry has replaced mining and agriculture, even tourism, with millions of visitors a year, is now more profitable than the mining sector. Pre-eminent is the breeding of livestock (especially sheep and cattle) and derived products that contribute to 70% of the income of the farms concentrated in the north-eastern part of the state. Wheat, maize and sugar beets are also grown. The most important industries produce metals, machinery, chemicals, food, electronic instruments, transport equipment.

Colorado economy