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Colorado offers breathtaking landscapes, what with it encompassing much of the Southern Rocky Mountains, the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau, and the western edge of the Great Plains. The farm and manufacturing industries play an important role in Colorado's economy. But its the stunning scenery and the world-class skiing opportunities that make Colorado a prime location for tourists. | Read more below »

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Wednesday
Aug 06, 2014
7:00PM
Foster The PeopleMorrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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Aug 06, 2014
7:30PM
Lady GagaDenver, CO
Pepsi Center - Denver
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Aug 06, 2014
7:30PM
Ray LaMontagne, Paolo Nutini, & London GrammarBoulder, CO
Fox Theatre - Boulder
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Aug 07, 2014
[Time TBA]
PARKING: NFL Preseason: Denver Broncos vs. Seattle SeahawksDenver, CO
Sports Authority Field At Mile High Parking Lots
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Thursday
Aug 07, 2014
1:05PM
Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago CubsDenver, CO
Coors Field
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Aug 07, 2014
7:00PM
NFL Preseason: Denver Broncos vs. Seattle SeahawksDenver, CO
Sports Authority Field At Mile High
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Thursday
Aug 07, 2014
7:30PM
Ray LaMontagneMorrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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Thursday
Aug 07, 2014
7:30PM
Austin MahoneBroomfield, CO
1stBank Center (formerly the Broomfield Event Center)
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Aug 07, 2014
7:30PM
Ryan AdamsBoulder, CO
Fox Theatre - Boulder
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Aug 08, 2014
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ARISE Music Festival - 3 Day PassLoveland, CO
Sunrise Ranch
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Aug 08, 2014
6:00PM
Pretty LightsMorrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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Aug 08, 2014
7:30PM
Pretty Lights - 2 Day PassMorrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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Aug 08, 2014
7:30PM
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatDenver, CO
Space Theater
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Aug 08, 2014
7:30PM
Train, The Both & Jake BuggBoulder, CO
Fox Theatre - Boulder
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Aug 08, 2014
8:00PM
Bill MaherDenver, CO
Paramount Theatre - Denver
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Aug 08, 2014
8:00PM
Glass Cloud & Scale The SummitDenver, CO
Bluebird Theater
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Saturday
Aug 09, 2014
6:15AM
Yoga On The RocksMorrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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Aug 09, 2014
2:00PM
The Sound Of MusicDenver, CO
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
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Aug 09, 2014
5:00PM
Marc Broussard & The Fabulous ThunderbirdsLoveland, CO
Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre
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Aug 09, 2014
5:30PM
Kool Koncert 2014: Rick Springfield & Cheap TrickEnglewood, CO
Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre (formerly Comfort Dental Amphitheatre)
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Aug 09, 2014
6:00PM
Pretty LightsMorrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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Aug 09, 2014
7:30PM
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatDenver, CO
Space Theater
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Aug 09, 2014
8:00PM
YesDenver, CO
Paramount Theatre - Denver
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Aug 09, 2014
8:00PM
Paula PoundstoneBoulder, CO
Chautauqua Auditorium
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Aug 09, 2014
8:00PM
The Mighty Mighty BosstonesDenver, CO
Ogden Theatre
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Colorado Guide

Quick Facts

Capital:Denver
Population:5,187,582
Nicknames:The Centennial State
Resources: Official Website

About

Residents of the state are known as "Coloradans" (and sometimes, "Coloradoans"). The state is known for its extreme weather shifts, fluctuating between thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes to air so dry it causes a drought. The state's diverse landscape and climate, however, make it a prime area for outdoor activities, including riding rapids, hiking, mountain climbing, camping, and biking. Colorado has the highest average elevation of any state, including more than 1,000 Rocky Mountain peaks, reaching 10,000 feet high.

Sports

Colorado is the least populous state with a franchise in each of the major professional sports leagues. But its large metropolitan area makes up for the scarcity of the rest of the state — it's the most populated area for 550 miles. Coloradans can support the Denver Broncos for NFL; the Denver Nuggets for the NBA; the Colorado Rockies for the MLB; and the Colorado Avalanche for the NHL. Several collegiate sports in Colorado are part of the NCAA Division 1 programs as well.

Stunning Colorado mountains

Teams include: Denver Broncos; Denver Barbarians; Denver Nuggets; Colorado Ice; Colorado Springs Sky Sox; Colorado Rockies; Grand Junction Rockies; Colorado Avalanche; Colorado Mammoth; Colorado Eagles; Denver Cutthroats; Denver Outlaws.

Concerts

Several music scenes and venues exist in Colorado, especially in the state capital, Denver, and Colorado Springs. Folk and traditional music, for example, has its own scene in the state and it has become a large part of pop culure as a result. The Colorado Bluegrass Music Society exists to promote Coloradan bluegrass music; the state also has two major orchestras, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

A plethora of bands and musicians have hailed from Colorado as well, including 3OH!3, India.Arie, The Lumineers, and OneRepublic. The famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a rock structure-turned-open-air amphitheatre, can be found in Colorado. The venue started its musical history back in the early 1900s, with The Beatles performing at Rock Rocks in 1964, undoubtedly among the venues most notable shows.

Venues include: Fillmore Auditorium; Magness Arena; Ogden Theatre; Pepsi Center; Bluebird Theater; Paramount Theater; Fox Theatre; Macky Auditorium; 1STBANK Center; Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Theater

Denver has a strong theatrical scene, with the first dedicated improve comedy theater in the Denver area, Bovine Metropolis Theater; Denver’s Dangerous Theatre; Ballet Nouveau Colorado; Orental Theatre; Crossroads Theatre at Five Points; Denver Center Theatre Company; and Mizel Arts and Culture Center. Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the second largest performing arts center in the U.S. The University of Colorado at Boulder runs several theaters; it also hosts the annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Venues include: Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Avenue Theater; Next Stage; Chautauqua Auditorium; Bas Bleu Theatre Company; Town Hall Arts Center.

Skiing in Colorado's High Mountains

Dining

Southwestern and Rocky Mountain cuisine dominate Colorado. Southwestern cuisine is marked by foods typically eaten by Spanish colonial settlers, Native Americans, and Mexicans through the post-Columbian era. It's similar to Mexican cuisine, except that this type of food uses larger cuts of meet. Southwestern food is often spicy and includes beans.

Rocky Mountain foods — popular in Colorado, Wyoming, Ytah, and Montana — include meats, often smoked. Two distinguished dishes associated with Colorado include bison meat and Rocky Mountain oysters. Boulder, Colorado, has an excellent food scene; in 2010, it was named America's Foodiest Town by Bon Appetit magazine. The Food & Wine Classic is held each year in Aspen, Colorado, and the state is home to many wineries and microbreweries.

Additional Resources: For a list of restaurants, try Restauranteur.com. For more on Colorado dining, read up on their cuisine.

Other Attractions

Nature lovers are sure to find plenty to enjoy in Colorado. The state has stunning hot springs, lakeside lodging, farm stays, waterfalls, and hunting opportunities. Tasting tours — whether wineries or candy shoppes — are popular with tourists and locals alike. But Colorado skiing is undoubtedly one of the state's biggest draws. Colorado winter vacations are unbeatable, with the state housing some of the best ski resorts in the country. Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Copper Mountain Resort... there are endless resorts and lodges to choose from.

Additional Resources: Find information about Colorado destinations or check out upcoming events in the state.

Transportation

An extensive transportation system exists in Colorado highways, railways, and airport design. While most travel via highway (specifically, Interstate 25 and Interstate 70), public bus services are offered for both both intra-city and inter-city travel. AMTRAK offers two passenger trains through the state, but Colorado has a rich history involved in railroad design. Its freight railroad network is 2,688 miles of Class I trackage and is a crucial part of the U.S. economy due to the volume of goods it delivers. Denver International Airport, located in Colorado's capital city, is the fourth busiest airport in the U.S.

Additional Resources: For travel information, Regional Transportation District should be your first stop.

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