by Heather Hammond
We love living and having a business in Colorado. Here are some reasons why.
Colorado has 15 national forests that lie entirely within our state lines, and small portions of two others (Hayden and LaSal), and the total area of these beautiful forests is 13,234,380 acres.
Colorado also is home of four National Parks. They are: Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and the Great Sand Dunes (there is also Colorado National Monument).
Colorado’s elevation ranges from a mere 3,350 feet (Arkansas River) to an amazing 14,443 feet (Mount Elbert).
Colorado is the highest of the 50 states, with an average altitude of 6,800 feet.
Leadville is North America’s highest incorporated town at 10,152 feet.
And speaking of high places, according to tomlauren.com, we also have 53 ranked 14ers and five unranked 14ers.
Katherine Lee Bates was inspired to write “America the Beautiful” from atop Pikes Peak. Brings a tear to your eye doesn’t it?
For the snow skiers, there are about 30 resorts that operate on a regular basis, and an unbelievable 145 that are now dormant. (coloradoskihistory.com)
For the fishermen (and women), floaters and boaters, Colorado boasts more than 65,000 miles of streams, nearly 2,500 cold-water lakes and reservoirs, and 360 warm-water lakes.
To enjoy all this beauty and wonder that is Colorado, we enjoy an average of 300 days of sunshine each year.
And to keep our skin looking great through all this, we have Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care.
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