Colorado Day

HAPPY 142nd BIRTHDAY, COLORADO! 

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On August 1, 1876, President Ulysses S. Grant made Colorado the "Centennial State." Now known as "Colorado Day," where residents come together to celebrate the best of our lovely state, whether it be music, recreation, or its rich history. 

In honor of Colorado Day, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is waiving entrance fees to all 42 state parks on Monday, August 6th. You might be asking yourself, but how do I choose!? Luckily they put together a list of some fan favorites to help you narrow your search. 

I have only been a Coloradan for 10 years but feel lucky to call it home. To show my state pride on this special day I have compiled some fun facts about why Colorado ROCKS (see what I did there). 


DID YOU KNOW...

Colorado is the only state in history to turn down the Olympics? In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver but in a last minute vote 62% of voting Coloradans chose to pass because of the costs, pollution and population boom it would have on the state. 

DID YOU KNOW...

Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet.

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Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America! 

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The 13th step of the state capital building is exactly 1 mile high above sea level.

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Denver has the largest city park system in the nation with 205 parks in City limits and 20,000 acres of parks in the neighboring mountains. 

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Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state. Cheers to that! 

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Here is to you Colorado! You look pretty darn good for 142.

-Carling