History of Colorado

By | September 23, 2022

Colorado, a centrally located American state nicknamed The Centennial State. According to ablogtophone, Colorado has an area of ​​296,596 km² and approximately 4.6 million inhabitants. Denver is the capital.

Colorado was originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Ute, Cheyenne, and Comanche. The Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado is known to enter the area around 1540.

Colorado came under French influence in the 17th century. In early 1803, the United States took possession of part of the area. This is because of the so-called Louisiana Purchase, in which the US bought the area west of the Mississippi and east of the Rocky Mountains from France . After the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) America took possession of the rest of the area.

Beginning in 1859, there was a strong population increase associated with the Colorado Gold Rush. However, after more and more of the gold was found, many towns turned into ghost towns.

Colorado Flag

According to bestitude, Colorado joined the United States on August 1, 1876, as the 38th state.

Telluride

In the US state of Colorado, the Telluride ski resort is hidden deep in the Rocky Mountains, which provides skiers with terrains of all levels and lengths. So everyone can really enjoy themselves here. Sufficient altitude guarantees quality snow cover throughout the season. From the local slopes you have a wonderful view of the nearby San Juan Mountains, which reach a height of 3800 meters above sea level. This is where you will discover the true magic of Colorado skiing. In contrast to larger and more well-known resorts in the area, such as Aspen, Vail or Winter Park, there are not so many visitors and therefore the slopes are free on weekends. You won’t come across the front at the lifts here either. The local slopes are regularly maintained and provide ideal terrain for skiers of all categories. The ski town provides a historic town built in Victorian style. In the 19th century, a gold rush broke out here and subsequently it developed greatly.

Vail

Vail area located in the Vail Valey Valley, along with Aspen, is the most popular ski resort in Colorado. The resort is located on Highway 70, about a two-hour drive west of Denver. It consists of three main ski areas: Front Side, Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. They are characterized by incredibly soft snow, which, thanks to a sufficient altitude of 2475 meters, stays here throughout the season. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, the resort is often literally crowded with skiers. On weekends and on weekdays, the slopes are full and endless queues form at the cable cars. Vail has become a popular recreational destination for residents of nearby Denver. In 1999, the resort became the venue of the Alpine Skiing World Championships. The ski area offers 193 slopes and there are 4 snow parks for snowboarders. In mid-January, the famous snowboard race The Honda Session takes place here. Lovers of freeriding skiing will find a number of opportunities for off-road riding. There are also seven terrains for bump riding. Skiers carry modern and fast cable cars and lifts. The highest cable car in the entire area ends at 3,500 meters above sea level.

Accommodation is possible in the town of the same name, which was built in the popular Tyrolean style. The local architecture is reminiscent of alpine ski resorts. The town is divided into two parts: Vail Villane and Lionshead. Vail Villane boasts original buildings and features shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Lionshead is a newer part of it and there are modern lifts and many other ski facilities. From the town there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside with massive mountain peaks. Near the area there is another important ski resort Winter Park.

Yucca House National Monument

In southwestern Colorado, between Cortez and Towaok, there is one of the largest archeological sites – Yucca House. Between 1150 and 1300, the house served as an important center of the Pueblo Indians. Archaeological excavations are still underway in the area to help explain why these people were forced to leave the area and emigrate from the region to another part of the United States.

During the summer months there is warm weather, in winter you can meet the snow. Snowstorms can surprise you in May and come again in October. Summer is pleasant here, sometimes high temperatures prevail during the day, but at night they drop to zero.