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Next Stop: Colorado
Welcome to Colorado, home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. When relocating your home via Colorado long distance moving, you’re embarking upon a fantastic adventure that you will remember for a long time to come.
Moving To Colorado
Your journey to your new Colorado home will likely involve traveling on one of the state’s major highways. U.S. Route 34 stretches 260 miles across the northern part of the state, starting at U.S. 40 in Granby and bringing you all the way to the Nebraska border. U.S. Highway 36, meanwhile, starts at Rocky Mountain National Park’s Deer Ridge Junction and intersects U.S. Highway 34.
Top Cities In Colorado
Here is a look at the top five cities in Colorado in terms of population.
As the state’s capital, Denver is a bustling metropolis with a population of more than 700,000 that dates back to the time of the Old West. Home to museums, businesses, the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Denver Zoo, there is no shortage of exciting things to do in the Mile-High City.
Situated more than 6,000 feet above sea level, Colorado Springs is the state’s biggest city by area. It can be found right at the Rocky Mountains’ eastern foot, and it was named by U.S. News in 2018 as the country’s most desirable place to live. Top attractions include the Garden of the Gods, with its hiking trails and memorable rock formations, and Pikes Peak.
Aurora is Colorado’s third most populous city, and with a plethora of major employers and attractions, it’s not surprising that so many people have chosen to make this city their home. When you move to Aurora, you can enjoy cultural attractions like the Aurora History Museum, Aurora Symphony Orchestra, and the Aurora Fox Theatre & Arts Center.
Charming Fort Collins can be found in northern Colorado, and it is perhaps best known for its historic district featuring a vintage trolley and houses from the 1800s. Originally founded as a military outpost, it’s just 56 miles north of the State Capitol in Denver and home to Colorado State University as well as several top research institutes.
The city of Lakewood rounds out our top 5, and it’s situated in Jefferson County. This city was established in 1889 and has since grown to become the fifth most-populated in Colorado. Although it has never had a traditional downtown district, there are plenty of businesses and shopping centers, and it was named an All-America City in 2011. It has a semi-arid climate with mild winters and warm summers, but temperatures can swing dramatically between day and night.
Within the confines of the state, Colorado contains all of the Rocky Mountains, a generous portion of the Colorado Plateau, and the western edge of The Great Plains.
It’s the home of professional sports teams such as the Denver Broncos (NFL), the Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL) and the Colorado Rockies (MLB).
The state ranked 27th out of 50 in the U.S. News Public Safety Rankings, which measures crime levels by state.
Here is a look at some other Colorado fast facts.
State capital: Denver
• Population: 2,893,000
• Major Industries: Aerospace, Telecommunications, Technology
• Gross Metro Product: $193.4 B
• Median Household Income: $74,564
• Median Home Price: $449,000
• Unemployment: 2.7%
• Job Growth (2017): 2%
Things To Do In Colorado
There are four huge national parks within the confines of Colorado, each of them so large that it would take weeks to fully explore them. For weekend getaways, there are also dozens of smaller state parks, each one dedicated to a designated outdoor or cultural experience.
For day tours or events, we recommend the following:
Tour An Olympic Training Center
In Colorado Springs, you will find the flagship training center of the U.S. Olympic team and the active headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee, both of which are worth a visit when you are in Colorado. Not only is this a free attraction, but it’s also an interesting active training center with an emphasis on the history of some amazing athletes. Tours are offered six days a week for a very small fee, and they depart every 30 minutes from the visitor’s center.
The visitor’s center houses information about the complex itself and shows a brief inspirational video. From there, you will head to the massive Hall of Fame where spectacular athletes are celebrated. Tours will take you through numerous training facilities including the gymnasium, pools and shooting range. If you happen to visit during practice time, you will be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these amazing athletes in action. Visit the gift shop to pick up some Olympic merchandise and support the incredible athletes before you head home.
Mesa Verde National Park
Step back in time to over 1,400 years ago and discover over 4,000 archaeological sites that are protected in Mesa Verde National Park, the largest archaeological preserve in the United States of America. The most popular sites are the cliff dwellings, which are structures that are built within caves and under the overhangs of the cliffs; there are more than 600 to be discovered here. The structures range from one-room houses to villages consisting of up to 150 rooms. Many of these sites require climbing up and down ladders and making your way through short tunnels.
Along with the cliff dwellings, Mesa Verde offers visitors a glimpse into such sites as the Badger House Community, Cedar Tree Tower, and the Sun Temple. Depending on the season, visitors can take guided or self-guided trips throughout the park, although it’s important to keep in mind that some of the cliff dwellings can only be seen with a guide. A combination of walking and driving trails are clearly marked, and one can spend days exploring all this park has to offer. Discover how the Ancestral Puebloans lived, how they built their structures, and how humans have evolved over time. Visit this fascinating collection of archaeological sites for a day (or days) you will never forget.
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