Denver, Colorado, 80205
Started in 1971 by a Denver barber, the Museum contains a remarkable collection of items used by black pioneers in the West. It is housed in the former home of Justina Ford, the first licensed black woman doctor in Colorado.
Grizzly Ridge, Colorado
This unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America has such narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths.
Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, 80401
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was famous for his "Wild West" shows. On June 3, 1917, Cody was buried on Colorado's Lookout Mountain in Golden, west of the city of Denver, on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, overlooking the Great Plains.
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80906
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was founded in 1926 by philanthropist Spencer Penrose to house his growing collection of exotic animals. It is one of only two mountain zoos in the United States.
Mesa County, Colorado
A semi-desert environment high on the Colorado Plateau, the area hosts a wide range of wildlife, including pinyon pines, juniper trees, ravens, jays, Desert Bighorn Sheep, and coyotes.
Denver, Colorado, 80203
The Colorado State Capitol is the home of the Colorado legislature and the offices of the Colorado Governor and Lt. Governor. Real gold was incorporated into the dome to commemorate the Colorado Gold Rush.
Denver, Colorado, 80204
Located in Denver's Civic Center, the museum is known for its collection of American Indian art, and has a comprehensive collection numbering more than 60,000 works from across the world.
Littleton, Colorado, 80123
This 700 acre site, formerly called Chatfield Nature Preserve/Arboretum, includes open grassland areas, ten acres of wetlands, a stream, ponds, a dry land perennial garden and a display garden of plants from the West.
Moffat County, Colorado
This park contains fossils of dinosaurs. The rock layer enclosing the fossils is a ancient river bed from the Jurassic Period. The dinosaurs and other ancient animals were carried by the river system which eventually entombed their remains.
Dotsero, Eagle County, Colorado, 81637
Dotsero is a 700 meter wide by 400 meter deep maar volcano (broad, low relief crater). Erupting approximately 4200 years ago, it is the youngest volcano in Colorado. It is currently dormant.
Rising 717 feet (218 m), the Republic Plaza is currently the tallest building in Denver, the state of Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It was built in 1984, and contains 56 floors.
Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses approximately 265,770 acres of land in Colorado's northern Front Range. The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a different character.
Denver, Colorado, 80203
The building has a unique type of architecture and is known as the "Cash Register Building" and sometimes as the "Mailbox Building." This building is 698 feet (213 meters) in height and has 52 floors.
Postal Code: CO
Capital City: Denver
Became a State: August 1, 1876
Area: 104,093.67 miles2 (269,602.87 km2)