50states.com: Colorado http://www.50states.com/colorado.htm
The site provides a wealth of information about Colorado. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
Things To Do in Colorado http://www.thingstodo.com/states/CO/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Colorado's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: Colorado http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/08000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Colorado.
Colorado has the highest average elevation of any state. More than 1,000 of its Rocky Mountain peaks reach over10,000 feet high, and 54 tower above14,000 feet!
Colorado built its economy on the mining industry, but now only 1.2 percent of the state's workforce is employed in oil, gas, coal, and metal mining. The state is now famous for its many ski resorts, where tourists spend 1.8 billion dollars every year.
The most famous of the Rocky Mountains is Pike's Peak, discovered by U.S. Army Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike in 1806.
In 1863, the first telegraph line in Colorado linked Denver with the eastern U.S. A ten-word telegram from Denver to New York City cost $9.10. (And that's a lot of money by today's standards!)