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The southwestern part of United States is home to the State of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain stretch passes through this land. Denver the state capital is also the largest and the most populous city.
Colorado was earlier home to Native Americans for several centuries and even today Hispanic citizens form a large chunk of the population with Mexicans having a significant presence. The economy of the state has moved from being dependent on mining and agricultural to a manufacturing and service sector offering latest medical facilities.
Divided into 64 counties, the rich history of the state has offered 20 locations under the National Historic Landmarks list, with Bent's Old Fort, The Central City/Black Hawk Historic District and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) being popular with tourists. Though predominantly the climate is cool, the mountain ranges, valleys, broad basins and plateaus in the region ensure that Colorado has significant climatic variation from one part of the state to another.
Tourists are greatly attracted to Colorado for its awesome scenic locations and state-of-art skiing resorts. Also, with an extensive landscape managed by National Forest lands, Colorado has four beautiful National Parks within its boundaries. The Rocky Mountain National Park is the prime attraction with Longs Peak, Bears Lake and Wild Basin offering some great recreational activities. The Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado National monument and the world renowned and Dinosaur National Monuments are the other hot spots not to be missed in Colorado.
For everyone who wishes to get away from the crowds, Colorado‚Äôs getaways are the perfect choice. For everyone who wants to get the best of modern living, dining and shopping Colorado cities have world-class offerings.