Colorado Facts

Pikes Peak in Colorado
Pikes Peak in Colorado

Introduction - Colorado

Known for its world-class skiing, plentiful natural resources, and the Rocky Mountains, Colorado is a U.S. state in the western region of the country. Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and New Mexico all border Colorado. What makes this state unlike any other is its elevation above sea level; it has the highest average elevation of any of the 50 U.S. states. If you look at Colorado's southwest corner, you'll see it is also the only place in the U.S. where the corner of four different states meet. There are many interesting facts about this state listed below, including how many people ascend Pikes Peak each year, when Colorado became a state, and who was inspired to write one of America's most famous songs after seeing Pike's Peak. The information is listed in a format that is easy to read for both kids and adults.

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