Interesting Facts About Colorado

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Colorado Facts

- The world's largest natural hot springs pool located in Glenwood Springs. The two-block long pool is across the street from the historic Hotel Colorado, a favorite stop of former president Teddy Roosevelt.

- The world's largest flat-top mountain is in Grand Mesa.

- The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs.

- There are nearly 20 rivers whose headwaters begin in Colorado, with the Continental Divide directing each river's course.

- The Colorado Rockies play at the 50,000 seat Coors Field, located in downtown Denver.

- In 1859, John Gregory discovered "The Gregory Lode" in a gulch near Central City. Within two weeks, the gold rush was on and within two months the population grew to 10,000 people in search of their fortune. It came to be known as "The Richest Square Mile on Earth".

- Built in 1867 by Seth Lake, the Astor House in Golden was the first stone hotel built west of the Mississippi River.

- Colorado's southwest corner borders Arizona, New Mexico and Utah the only place in America where the corners of four states meet.

- Colorado's first and oldest military post, Fort Garland was established in 1858 and commanded by the legendary frontiersman Kit Carson.

- Pueblo is the only city in America with four living recipients of the Medal of Honor.

- Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state.

- The Kit Carson County Carousel in Burlington dates back to 1905, making it the oldest wooden merry-go-round in the United States. It is the only wooden carousel in America still with its original paint.

- The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation since 1881 and has appeared in more than a dozen movies including How the West Was Won (1963) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). - The highest suspension bridge in the world is over the Royal Gorge near Canon City. The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 feet.

- The tallest building in Colorado is the Republic Plaza at 57 stories high, in Denver.

- Every year Denver host the worlds largest Rodeo, the Western Stock show.

- Denver has the largest city park system in the nation with 205 parks in City limits and 20,000 Acres of parks in the nearby mountains.

- The headwater on twenty rivers begins in Colorado, with the Continental Divide directing each river's course.

- Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state

- The brewery present in the Denver suburbs is said to be the largest in the world.

- Dove Creek is the "Pinto Bean" capital of the world.