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Colorado Geology

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 14:26, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 12:43
The Earth beneath the rugged mountains and serene plains of Colorado records an ancient saga. Broad tropical seas teemed with life, while reptiles roamed on shore. Continents converged and collided, building massive mountains, only to be torn apart by the movements of colossal tectonic plates...

Colorado River

Added by admin on 08/01/2014 - 09:38, last changed on 01/29/2021 - 16:00
The Colorado is the premier river of the American Southwest. Rising in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, this river and its tributaries provide water and hydroelectric power for nearly 35 million people in the United States and Mexico, as well as habitat for several fish species found only in...

Colorado: An Overview

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 12:08, last changed on 11/30/2022 - 21:39
Colorado, “the Centennial State,” was the thirty-eighth state to enter the Union on August 1, 1876. Its diverse geography encompasses 104,094 square miles of the American West and includes swathes of the Great Plains , southern Rocky Mountains , and the Colorado Plateau. Colorado has an average...

Great Divide

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:44, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 22:39
The beautiful and imposing mountain scenery of Colorado’s Great Divide has led to the common belief that the state is home to a singular “Continental Divide.” The divide in Colorado, however, is only a piece of the larger Great Divide, a geologic crest that runs from Alaska through South America...

Rocky Mountain National Park

Added by yongli on 10/21/2015 - 16:12, last changed on 11/20/2022 - 22:18
Established on January 26, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) has for more than a century been one of the country’s most visited national parks. Mountain vistas and wilderness solitude draw millions of people every year. The park lies between elevations of 7,000 and 14,259 feet, harboring...

Ski Industry

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:40, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 13:54
Colorado’s ski industry anchors the state’s thriving tourist economy. Built primarily on national forest lands, the state’s numerous ski resorts attract upwards of 12 million visitors annually, generating billions in revenue. Introduced to the state in the late nineteenth century, downhill skiing’s...

Summit County

Added by Nick Johnson on 12/11/2015 - 07:56, last changed on 11/10/2022 - 01:42
Summit County is a mountainous county in central Colorado, approximately sixty-five miles west of Denver . Originally one of the largest of Colorado’s first seventeen counties, Summit County’s current border connects a ring of peaks around an area of 619 square miles. It is bordered to the north by...
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