Taking a “shortcut” from Gilpin County to Clear Creek County, one might find themselves driving on the local favorite, Oh My God Road. Don’t take this road if you’re afraid of heights or have a bladder problem. The picture above was taken towards the beginning (or end) of the road […]
One misconception of Denver is that it snows here all the time. With over 1,000 peaks in the state that are over 2 miles above sea level, we certainly do get some snow here (though mostly in the mountains). What people don’t realize is that Denver records an average of […]
Denver’s elevation is 5,280 feet and is known as the “Mile High City” because it sits exactly 1 mile above sea level.
There are larger rivers in other states, but the headwater on 20 rivers begins in Colorado. The Continental Divide directs each river’s course. Some of our largest ones include, but limited to, the Rio Grande, the Colorado, and the Arkansas rivers. They start here, but they sure get larger down […]
Colorado entered the union as the 38th state on 8/1/1876 and therefore how we obtained our nickname: “the centennial state”.
As much as we run books at all these counties, sometimes we still learn new things while we are there. As you can (mostly) see in this picture, taken in Huerfano County, these books have their own section for “The”. In this section of the books you’ll find entries such […]
On the Western slope of the Rocky Mountains is Grand Junction in Mesa County. Similar to (and about 2 hours from) Moab, Utah, this place is a dirt bike (mountain bike, 4×4, ATV) haven. This is a picture taken in The Book Cliffs at the top of Skinny Ridge. Yep, […]
Colorado is the 8th largest state in the country with 104,094 square miles. Can you guess how many of these miles we cover to complete searches in all 64 counties? You guessed right; all of them! But I’ll be honest, if you turn that #8 sideways, that’s how many miles […]
Depending on your age, you might remember the movie The Shining. The movie was mostly filmed at this hotel in Estes Park. Do you know the (real) name of the hotel? Answer: The Stanley Hotel. Last time I was there you could go downstairs and check out some other cool […]
In our humble opinion, the Pueblo County courthouse is one of the most beautiful county buildings across the state. This picture doesn’t do the building any justice, but it will give you a glimpse of the inner beauty and artwork of the building.