A state with extreme scerenity, significant sunshine (over 300 days of sunshine a year in Denver) and the best opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The Rocky Mountains make it the state with the highest average elevation. Denver, its capital and largest city (population 570,000), is called the Mile High City, because its capitol is exactly one mile in elevation. Denver is consistently ranked among the top of Americas fittest, thinnest, and most educated cities. About half of the states 5 million residents live in the Greater Denver Metro area. Other important population centers include Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Fort Collins--all of which are located on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado has extreme variations in climate. People in Denver can get a tan and snow ski in the same day. The enormous flat plains of eastern Colorado get huge thunderstorms in the spring and summer that make for a great lightening show and tornadoes. Colorado is where the song, America the Beautiful was written. "For purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain"€describes Colorado to a tee. Beef cattle and wheat are its two largest agricultural products.
Colorado is one of the few states that is both a great place to visit and live.
by krock1dk February 21, 2009
You know you’re from COLORADO if:
-You'll eat ice cream in the winter.
-It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be cancelled.
-You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.
-You have no accent at all, but can hear other people’s. And then you make fun of them.
-'Humid' is over 25%.
-Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.
-You say 'the interstate' and everybody knows which one.
-You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.
-You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.
-You know what the Continental Divide is.
-You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal.
-You went to Casa Bonita as a kid.
-You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.
-You always know the elevation of where you are.
-You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow. -You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at Mile High.
-Every movie theater has military and student discounts.
-Everybody wears jeans to church.
–You actually know that South Park is a real place not just a show on TV.
-You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder.
-You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it Elitches, not Six Flags.
-A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you.
-Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders.
-You've been to the original Chipotle near the DU campus on Evans.
-When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.
-You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you notice the sky is no longer blue.
"dude, Colorado rocks my socks off"
by Nicoleeeo July 10, 2008
The tightest state in the west U.S.
Best sking in the world. Hey Mike- whad do u do for fun in Nebraska? Husk Corn?
I gonna ski in Colorado, where the powdas fresh
by Tim March 22, 2004
The mountains are purple, the bud is bright green.

What else is there?
Let's go to Red Rocks and smoke some doob.
by Annie April 01, 2004
a place that is the most entertaining state in the history of the world and you say people wanna leave... but the high school kids who go out of state for college transfer back because its THAT good.
I am transfering back to colorado because the east coast is now as relaxed nor entertaining
by brec November 07, 2005
A state where the powder's almost as fresh as the pot and you can toke it up as you board down the mogules.
Hey i see snow, smoke, and bright green pot with preety colored crystals. I must be in Colorado.
by MADness05 April 07, 2005
A place of vast beauty. Where you can drink tap water and breath the air (thanks atmosphere) People native to colorado know that there is never bordom if you are with the right people(there are a lot of cool people),and know the right places. Many people who move here love this place as if they are natives because they realize the benefits and how welcoming we are in this state. The only people who make me mad are people who move from texas and put down Colorado acting like nothing is good enough. I get that people are proud of where they originate from thats why I am writing this. All I am saying is if you like where your from and have no respect for where you are, go back there. You will be better off, and No one will miss you here.
"wow colorado is the dopest!!!"
by *Anika * April 18, 2007
home of the chillest city in America, Boulder. In fact, if Boulder had an ocean, or large body of water, it would be the greatest city in America. Colorado is home to the smartest city in America, also Boulder, with the most PhD's per capita, but also the most marijuana use per capita. CO has the best snow, and sexy mountains. mountains > ocean anyway. hardly anything to do at an ocean; surf, swim, walk on hot sand, boat, do marine biology research.
Colorado is wicked, mostly because of Boulder.
by im an oyster July 26, 2005

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