Colorado

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Colorado

Red in Spanish

Nickname: Centennial State

State bird: Lark Bunting

State flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine

Capital: Denver

Time: Mountain (GMT – 7)

The State: Colorado is known for its famous Rocky Mountains and is a year-round destination that boasts spectacular national parks, forests, gold-rush ghost towns and Native American ruins.

The capital, Denver, is the gateway to numerous ski resorts and is home to many museums, parks, gardens and a restored Victorian square. State attractions include Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Ghost Town, the Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Mesa Verde national parks, the sandstone formations of the Garden of the Gods, and Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge ski resorts.