In this article, we will discuss fun facts about the 38th state of the United States of America – Colorado!
Colorado became a state in the year of 1876. It was named for the Colorado River, given a Spanish name meaning “colored red.” The state nickname of Colorado is The Centennial State. The reason for this is the fact that it was inducted into the Union during the 100th anniversary year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The state bird of Colorado is the Lark Bunting, a beautiful black sparrow that has a splash of white in its coloring. The state flower of Colorado is the rocky mountain columbine. In fact, the state song of this wonderful state is, “Where the Columbines Grow.”
Colorado is known not only for its rugged mountainous beauty but also for its world-class skiing, Great Sand Dunes, and the world’s highest highway. There is also a great amount of area designated to enjoy the natural beauty of the state. In Colorado, there are eleven national forests, eleven national parks, and forty-four state parks. This gives residents and visitors alike many places to venture to in order to marvel at the fantastic beauty that Colorado possesses.
Another great thing about Colorado is that marijuana is legal for anyone above the age of 21 (up to one ounce). However, you must have a government-issued ID that proves you are above the age of 21.
In conclusion, Colorado is a wonderful state due to its beauty, sports, and much more. If you have not already done so, plan to visit Colorado and witness what makes this 38th state so great! If you are a sports lover, you can enjoy rock-climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. You can also enjoy beautiful sights and photo opportunities. Colorado is waiting!