5 Fierce Facts About Colorado


How many Colorado facts do you really know? Did you know that Colorado is known as the Centennial State due to it becoming a state 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence? It also has a great variety of terrain including deserts, canyons, and snow-covered mountains. Keep reading to learn some more fascinating facts about Colorado!

5 Colorado Facts

    1. Colorado has 53 mountain peaks that are over 14,000 feet in elevation. (source) Known as fourteeners, these mountain peaks are more than 2.5 miles high. Mount Elbert is the highest mountain in Colorado at 14,440 feet.
    1. Colorado has the highest mean elevation in the country. (source) The mean elevation of Colorado is 6,800 feet. Wyoming is second at 6,700 feet.
    1. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway in Colorado is the highest paved road in the United States. (source) The 28-mile road reaches an altitude of 14,130 feet, making it the paved road with the highest elevation in the country.
    1. Colorado residents have the least sex in the country. (source) According to a recent survey, Coloradans have sex 0.42 times per week, which is the lowest rate of all states. The U.S. average is 1.064 times per week.
    1. Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America. (source) The road, which starts in Golden and goes all the way through Denver to Strasburg. It is just over 50 miles in length and is named after the politician Schuyler Colfax, who was the 17th Vice President of the United States under President Ulysses S. Grant.

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