A tour through the ten states of Colorado

Denver may be the state capital, but it’s surrounded by areas so different they could be different worlds -- or at least separate states. In honor of Colorado Day, which is August 1, we grabbed a map and divided this state by geography, economy and philosophy. Join us as we travel through these ten very distinct states of our state; our handy guide is now posted on the Latest Word.

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