Colorado ( (listen), other variants) is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.The state was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains. The Territory of Colorado was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state one century after the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and desert lands. Colorado is part of the western and southwestern United States, and is one of the Mountain States.
Denver is the capital and most populous city of Colorado. Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the antiquated term "Coloradoan" is occasionally used.

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  1. J

    Hello from Colorado

    Hello all, I'm another California escapee who just moved to Colorado Springs a few months back. I figured I'd join the forum covering my new state. I know people often frequent more than one gun forum, so I wouldn't be surprised to see some familiar faces. I've been on Sigtalk since 2014...
  2. D

    Any SW Colorado members out there?

    I know I posted a thread similar last summer that I didn't get any response on. I'm in La Plata County, and was wondering if anyone knows the best places to shoot around here. I shoot 9mm, 12 gauge, .308, 5.56 and 7.62x39. I wasn't sure if anyone in the southwest Colorado area could help me...
  3. DB is Here

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  4. NotteFuria

    New member from Thornton Colorado

    Hello from snowy, cold Colorado (at least today)! Joined this forum in hopes to discuss CCW and general laws like posted signs prohibiting firearms, but I will get into that in another forum. For now, a little introduction on me. I am 42, live in Thornton and just went through the time and...
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