Colorado is the 38th state in the US, and was officially granted statehood status in 1876. Today, Colorado consists of just over 5 million residents, and the largest metropolitan area of the state is the Denver area, which is also the capital.
Ranked 8th in size land wise, Colorado is a large state that is over 100,000 square miles in size. Colorado is just slightly smaller than Nevada as well as the state of Arizona, and is comprised of nearly ten times more land than the state of Massachusetts. The state of Colorado is part of what is known as the Four Corners of the US; this area is where the states of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah all connect with Colorado at a common point, and is the only place in the country that this type of occurrence exists.
Colorado is known as a state where one can go anytime of the year and is sure to find something to do for excitement or entertainment. However, it is during the wintertime that Colorado really shines as a destination spot for those seeking outdoor activities. These types of activities include downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and many, many more activities that allow snow enthusiasts the freedom to have some fun in the snow. In the summer months, Colorado boasts tons of recreational activities as well. These activities include river rafting, hiking, canoeing, and mountain climbing.
In all, Colorado is an outdoor paradise for those that seek fun times outdoors, and offers an abundance of recreational activities to do year round.