5 Interesting Facts About Colorado (and 1 unbelievable fact!)
There are so many interesting facts about Colorado, but I've listed 5 interesting fun facts below, plus one bonus one! Have you seen these attractions?
1. Home of the Cheeseburger - The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was awarded to Louis Ballast in 1935 at his Humpty Dumpty restaurant in Denver. This building is now a Key Bank.
2. Highest Auto Tunnel in the World - The Dwight Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel between Clear Creek and Summit counties is the highest auto tunnel in the world at an elevation of 11,000 feet. We also have the world's largest flat-top mountain - Grand Mesa.
3. Home of the world's largest natural hot springs pool - Glenwood Hot Springs is a two-block long pool located in Glenwood Springs. The 107-room resort has been around for over 130 years and is located between Aspen and Vail.
4. World's highest suspension bridge - The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 feet. If you visit the park, you'll also want to do the Cloudscraper zip line or the aerial gondolas!
5. Highest average altitude of all the U.S. states - Colorado has 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet. The Colorado Rockies are part of the North American Cordillera, which stretches 3,000 miles from Alaska down into northern Mexico, including the 52 Fourteeners in Colorado.
*BONUS FACT* I couldn't leave this one out because it makes me laugh 🤣
The residents of Fruita, Colorado, celebrate "Mike the Headless Chicken Day" in May or June each year. Apparently a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike, the chicken's, head on September 10, 1945 for a chicken dinner. But Mike lived for another 4 years without a head!