Colorado, the eighth largest state in the U.S.A., has many fascinating stories to tell, and today, we specifically look at some interesting facts about this state, home to the city of Denver, the capital of Colorado.

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Fun Facts About Colorado

Home to various native American tribes, such as the Cheyenne, Apache, and Navajo, Colorado was one of the US states to be discovered by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Download the Colorado facts printables here:

It’s also the state where you find the Colorado Rockies, which form part of the Rocky Mountains, the third-longest mountain range on the planet. These fun facts, coupled with our coloring pages, are the perfect way for your child to learn more about Colorado State.

Colorado Facts Coloring Pages FOR KIDS

  1. Colorado, known as the “Centennial State,” became the 38th state in the United States in the late 1800s.
  2. The name Colorado has its origin in the Spanish language, and means “colored red”.
  3. Colorado’s southwest corner borders Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It is the only place in America where the corners of four states meet.
  4. The state’s capital city, Denver, is also the largest city in Colorado, with a land area of 155 square miles.
  5. The Rocky Mountains, a series of mountain ranges, cover a large portion of Colorado’s land area: 78 of the 100 highest peaks in the chain are in Colorado.
  6. Colorado Springs is home to the United States Air Force Academy, where future Air Force officers receive their education.
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Did you know the name Colorado has a Spanish origin?
  1. Colorado is renowned for its natural beauty, with four national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park and Mesa Verde National Park, as well as national forests.
  2. Colorado boasts the “Mile High City,” Denver, located at an elevation of exactly one mile above sea level.
  3. The highest point in Colorado is Mount Elbert, part of the Rocky Mountains, and it’s the tallest peak in the Rockies.
  4. Pikes Peak. located near Colorado Springs, is famous for inspiring the song “America the Beautiful” by Katherine Lee Bates.
  5. The world’s first rodeo ever was held in the state of Colorado on July 4, 1869.
  6. The Great Sand Dunes National Park, home to the tallest sand dune in North America, offers a unique natural attraction on the eastern plains of Colorado.

Bonus facts:

  • The Royal Gorge Bridge, located near Cañon City, is the highest suspension bridge in the world, spanning the Arkansas River.
  • The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel is the highest auto tunnel in the world, passing through the Continental Divide in the Rockies.
  • Colorado is the only state to have the “Four Corners,” where you can stand in four different states simultaneously: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah.

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Colorado Facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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Colorado is home to the tallest peak in the rocky mountains!

This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Colorado facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!

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