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Even though John Denver was born in New Mexico, he loved Colorado so much he lived their most of his life and many of his hits are about the famous state. Sure, his last name is the name of the capital city - but the state still enamored him so much that it can't be just a coincidence. We're pretty sure you're going to become infatuated with Colorado too, and you don't even have to be a hit singer-songwriter to show your love for it. (Instagram will do).

Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1000 meters elevation.

A lot is said about Colorado's elevation, and that's because it's truly notable. The Rocky Mountains famously run through the state, creating the breathtaking mountainous horizons viewable from almost anywhere in the state. Denver sits a mile above sea level, which means the nickname "The Mile High City" isn't just a clever name. It also means you can literally look down upon every other state — but we know you're not like that.

Colorado is Spanish for "colored red."

You'll never feel low in Colorado.


Featured Cities

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Colorado's capital, and located exactly one mile above sea-level, Denver has a lot more to offer than altitude-related fun facts. With a genuine big city population, pro teams in every sport, and a city skyline that rivals east coast cities - you could easily mistake Denver for being located somewhere else if it wasn't for the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

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It isn't hard to find a place to scratch the outdoor-adventure itch, but the best place to do it is probably Boulder. Half college town / half resort town; all paradise. Sitting at the foot of the Rockies, Boulder has a lot to offer for the outdoor enthusiast. Top off your day with dinner in Boulder's quaint, foodie-centered downtown.

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Established as a gold-rush town, Golden has long been the center of trade and commerce in Colorado. It's small town feel and historical buildings give it a unique feel, and is home to more museums than any other city in the state. It's also the birthplace of the Jolly Rancher, so it's got that going for it, too.

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When you get to Colorado Springs — which sits at the base of Pike's Peak mountain — be sure to grab a motorcycle and try the famous International Hill Climb located at the summit. If that's not your jam, you can train for the Olympics in the famous US Olympic Training Center. Other than those two things, you'll have to Google it.


Colorado Nursing Jobs

It isn't hard to see why Colorado is full of opportunity for anyone looking to travel there. Unless you absolutely hate breathtaking mountain views, exciting sports games, and food and drink you can't find anywhere else - you owe it to yourself to check out the travel nursing jobs in Colorado. Maybe you can write a song about your experiences. See you in the top 40!

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