Breathtaking scenery and world-class skiing make Colorado a prime tourist destination. The main tourist attractions in the state include Rocky Mountain National Park, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Mesa Verde National Park, the Great Sand Dunes, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument.
Colorado is the highest state and has more mountains reaching 14,000 feet than any other state. Colorado is home to the world's largest flat-top plateau called Grand Mesa.
Colorado covers 104,100 square miles, making it the 8th largest of the 50 states.
Colorado is a center for vacationers taking advantage of the pleasant summer climate and the ample supplies of powdered snow in the winter. Laying claim to over 300 days of annual sunshine statewide, and more than 300 inches of snow in the mountain resorts on a yearly basis. In fact, it snows somewhere in Colorado every month of the year.