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Colorado Description

In 1861, the U.S. Congress officially created the Colorado Territory just a few weeks before the firing on Fort Sumter that signaled the beginning of America's Civil War. Colorado (for the most part) was a Union territory, and over 4,000 men volunteered to support the Union cause, fighting the confederates and the Indians.

It took fifteen more years for Colorado to achieve statehood in 1876, and it proudly became the 38th State. It was subsequently called the "Centennial State" to honor the one-hundredth year anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Much of America was devastated by the Civil War, and like other states, the economy in Colorado finally sprang to life some during World War I, but only after the high employment rates and manufacturing demands of World War II did real economic growth take place in the state.

Colorado Today

rockie mountains, colorado Colorado today is famed for its brisk, mountain air, magnificent scenery, and active lifestyle. This western state is home to incomparable ski resorts and winter sport venues set in the Rockies in cities like Aspen, Colorado Springs, and Vail. The city of Boulder is a center for aviation and military complexes with the U.S. Air Force Academy, NORAD, and several Airforce bases in the area.

The southwestern Colorado town of Durango sits amid some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in North America, with the red sandstone monuments and cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde to the west, twisting canyons to the south, San Juan Mountains to the north, and national forests rounding out the picture.

The 'Mile High City' of Denver is full of cultural attractions and professional sports teams, museums and art galleries, and high-octane theme parks. Pike's Peak near Colorado Springs is the most visited mountain in the continental United States and inspired the song "America the Beautiful." Throughout this vast state are small, clean mountain towns, and even several ghost towns! Colorado visitors will experience a broad slice of America's most beautiful landscape - in plain view - for all to see and admire.

Colorado today is famed for its refreshing air and scenic lifestyles; the incomparable ski resorts and winter sport venues in the Rockies; Denver's many cultural attractions and professional sports teams; small, clean mountain towns, and a broad slice of America's most beautiful landscape - in plain view - for all to see.

Colorado Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Denver Adams 303
Alamosa Alamosa 719
Englewood Arapahoe 303
Aurora Arapahoe 303
Pagosa Springs Archuleta 970
Springfield Baca 719
Las Animas Bent 719
Longmont Boulder 303
Boulder Boulder 303
Broomfield Broomfield 303
Salida Chaffee 719
Cheyenne Wells Cheyenne 719
Idaho Springs Clear Creek 303
La Jara Conejos 719
San Luis Costilla 719
Ordway Crowley 719
Westcliffe Custer 719
Delta Delta 970
Denver Denver 303
Dove Creek Dolores 970
Littleton Douglas 303
Avon Eagle 970
Colorado Springs El Paso 719
Elizabeth Elbert 303
Canon City Fremont 719
Glenwood Springs Garfield 970
Black Hawk Gilpin 303
Granby Grand 970
Gunnison Gunnison 970
Lake City Hinsdale 970
Walsenburg Huerfano 719
Walden Jackson 970
Denver Jefferson 303
Arvada Jefferson 303
Littleton Jefferson 303
Eads Kiowa 719
Burlington Kit Carson 719
Durango La Plata 970
Leadville Lake 719
Fort Collins Larimer 970
Trinidad Las Animas 719
Limon Lincoln 719
Sterling Logan 970
Grand Junction Mesa 970
Creede Mineral 719
Craig Moffat 970
Cortez Montezuma 970
Montrose Montrose 970
Fort Morgan Morgan 970
La Junta Otero 719
Ridgway Ouray 970
Bailey Park 303
Holyoke Phillips 970
Aspen Pitkin 970
Lamar Prowers 719
Pueblo Pueblo 719
Meeker Rio Blanco 970
Monte Vista Rio Grande 719
Steamboat Springs Routt 970
Center Saguache 719
Silverton San Juan 970
Telluride San Miguel 970
Julesburg Sedgwick 970
Breckenridge Summit 970
Woodland Park Teller 719
Akron Washington 970
Greeley Weld 970
Yuma Yuma 970
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.