The Rocky Mountain state has more than earned its nickname with the beautiful Rocky Mountains covering more than 50% of the state. Colorado is a picturesque view of snow capped mountains, rich aspen and pine forests and white water rivers rushing powerfully through river canyons. There is no airbrushing on postcards of this awe-inspiring state; its beauty is all natural. Crystal-clear skies, forty-plus mountain peaks, sunsets that span across the horizon and almost 300 days of annual sunshine make it a sanctuary for those who have an appreciation for the great outdoors.
Colorado Real Estate:
Pack your bags and head for the mountain real estate you have been dreaming of. Pack your bags and head for Colorado. Colorado is thriving with real estate opportunities. Whether you are looking for a mountain view property next to one of state's pristine lakes or a villa in one of the world renowned ski resorts such as Breckenridge or Keystone, Colorado promises to have the real estate you have been longing for. The Rocky Mountain state perfectly combines traditions of the west with fast paced, forward-looking cites such as Denver or Ft. Collins, home to Colorado State University. Spend a day skiing in the snow capped mountains then head down town where you can dine on exquisite gourmet food and enjoy the crafts of local artisans making a living off of doing what they love. Colorado is full of charm and natural beauty. Thanks to the states abundance of recreational activities, Colorado has a reputation for being home to the country's most healthy people. Colorado is said to provide a perfect environment for not only raising a family but also for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Also, many have said that the high altitudes that make up most of the state often provide health benefits to those who suffer from respiratory diseases. Colorado has been a popular destination for sun-seekers and ski-enthusiasts for years but more recently it has become home to many of the country's younger families with professional careers and retirees looking to sit back and soak in the beauty of the state. New parents come to Colorado recognizing its charisma and natural playground for children while the country's retired citizens move to Colorado in appreciation of its sunny days and beautiful views. Many come to visit and find it hard to say goodbye to the gorgeous mountain peaks, abundant wildlife, pristine lakes and rivers and clear blue, sunny skies that make up the grand state of Colorado.
Colorado's climate is greatly affected by its surrounding mountains and valleys. The climate of the Eastern Plains is semi-arid continental but as the elevations become higher the climate changes to an alpine climate. The precipitation remains moderately low ranging from 10 to 15 inches annually. See Colorado temperature charts.
Regions in Colorado: Travel regions in Colorado include the Denver Area, Front Range, Northeast, Northwest, South Central, Southeast and Southwest.
Colorado Airports: Denver National Airport, San Luis Valley Regional Airport, City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport, Eagle County Regional Airport, Cortez Municipal Airport, Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport and the Grand Junction Regional Airport.
Colorado Facts: The total area of Colorado is ranked 8th in the U.S. Population is ranked 22nd in the U.S. The highest point in Colorado is Mount Elbert at an elevation of 14,440 feet.
Colorado Trivia: Colorado is the only state in history to turn down hosting the Olympics. Reasons are said to be the state did not want the pollution, cost and population boom that would come with hosting the major event; Denver claims to have invented the cheeseburger; Colorado means "colored red"; Denver hosts the world's largest rodeo, the Western Stock show; Colorado is one of the Four Corners states.
Colorado State Government Resource Link: www.colorado.gov
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