The state’s Western Slope is home to 30 wineries which can be found in the cities of Grand Junction. The climate and proximity to the Colorado River make it a great agricultural spot for grapes hence the production of wine (alcoholic and non-alcoholic wines).
Colorado Facts Trivia Questions and Answers – 2022 – 2023
If you love Christmas decorations, this one is for you! It is believed that the outdoor Christmas lights were invented in Denver in 1907 by merchants who thought it wise to replace street lights at the 6th Street Mall with Christmas ones.
Pueblo, Colorado, hosts a massive green chilies festival every year. The event goes for three days and entails live music performances, art demonstrations, and chili cooking competitions. Should you be in attendance, make a point to sample some of the locally grown green chilies.
Want to learn more about Colorado? Take part in the following Colorado trivia questions and answers to understand the place and its people.
1. What is the nickname of the U.S. state of Colorado?
2. There are several mountains over 14,000 feet in height in Colorado; which is the tallest?
3. What is the motto of the state?
4. The name of Mesa County is from the Spanish word “mesa”, which means:
5. Which is the capital city of the state?
6. One of the features which adds to Boulder’s dramatic setting at the base of the Rocky Foothills are a series of steep-sided peaks which rise above the town. What are these peaks called?
7. What are the residents of the state called?
8. Where can you ski powder in China Bowl, hit bumps on Prima or Highline, then head to The Club or The Tap Room for a few pints? You’ll have to dodge posers in fur coats and designer one-pieces as you make your way through the village.
9. Which state is to the north of the state?
10. What Western Colorado town is famous for its peaches?
11. When the state admitted to the Union?
12. What park is in between the Colorado state capital building and the city and county building of Denver?
13. What was the rank of Colorado joining the Union?
14. Colorado boasts the world’s highest _________?
15. What is the total area of the state?
16. In what year did Colorado become a state?
17. What percent of the area is covered with water?
18. Eighty percent of Colorado’s water comes from what source?
19. How much is the height of Mount Elbert?
20. What river runs through the town known as ‘The Choice City’?
21. What is the lowest point of the state?
22. A national park in Colorado contains cliff dwellings, some of which are over 1,500 years old. What is the name of the area?
23. What is the rank of the state based on population?
24. As you descend into South Park, you gaze upon the valley and are surprised by what you see. The South Park basin primarily contains what type of terrain?
25. What is the official language of the state?
26. What are the names of the two largest rivers in Mesa County?
27. What is the state bird?
28. One of the first pedestrian malls in North America was established in Boulder over in an effort to revitalize the downtown core. What is the name of this mall?
29. What is Colorado’s state flower?
30. You rent a car at DIA and make your way to I-70, heading west. In no time at all you are in the heart of Denver, the beautiful capital of Colorado. You pass a sign that displays some of the city’s vital statistics. What is the elevation of this cosmopolitan city?
31. What does the word ‘Colorado’ mean?
32. What Western Colorado town is famous for its sweet corn?
33. Which is the only place in the U.S where the corners of four states meet?
34. Denver was founded at the confluence of what two rivers, (one is actually a creek)?
35. What brewery can you tour in Golden?
36. How much land in Colorado is owned by the U.S. federal government?
37. What is the state animal?
38. How many state wildlife areas are there in Colorado?
39. What is the name of Colorado State University’s mascot?
40. Which is the longest continuous street in America?
41. What city is home to the United States Air Force Academy?
42. Which is the only state to turn down the Olympics?
43. Home to the main campus of the University of Colorado, what is this town known for outdoor activities and several award-winning breweries?
44. What percent of the state voters choose not to host the Olympics?
45. It’s not really in the middle of things, but which Colorado city gave itself the nickname “Richest Square Mile on Earth”?
46. Why does the state refuse to host the Olympics?
47. The county seat of Mesa County is:
48. Which is the tallest building in Colorado?
49. Where can you hit some great double-blacks on the North Face, Phoenix Bowl, and Third Bowl, as well as making a short hike to the very topmost peak to ski the Banana Funnel?
50. Which is the world’s largest Rodeo hosted by Denver every year?
51. What annual sporting event takes place in Grand Junction?
52. In Boulder, you can dine at a grill named for what famous cannibal?
53. From what language did Colorado get its name?
54. How many cities of Colorado are located at the Front Range of the Rockies?
55. You would expect Colorado’s economy to benefit from skiing and winter sports but what is another large contributor to the state’s economy?
56. What percent of the total population of the state lives at the Front Range?
57. How many US states are smaller than Mesa County?
58. What is the anthem of the state?
59. Where do powder hounds make their way to Parson’s Bowl and Vasquez Cirque, and the bump-lovers stick to old favorites such as Trestle and Derailer?
60. What is the state insect?
61. Which is the largest metro in the state?
62. Alongside of US 115 south of Colorado Springs, you can see the world’s largest ________?
63. What is the state fish?
64. Where can you ride up the Outback Express lift, then hike out to the North Bowl for some pow-pow? Afterwards, you can lick your wounds at at the Last Lift bar with the obligatory aprés-ski-live-solo-acoustic-guitar-cover-song-singer.
65. How many gambling towns are there in Colorado?
66. Glenwood Springs, Ouray and Dolores are three towns in Colorado known for which natural phenomenon enjoyed by tourists?
67. What are the gambling towns in Colorado?
68. What famous hill in Denver used to be a major meeting place for the KKK?
69. In which year gambling became legal in the three towns?
70. Which famous beverage is manufactured in a factory located in the northeastern suburbs of Boulder?
71. Where the Jolly Rancher Candy Company originated?
72. What town is the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park?
73. What did James Huff discover near Argentine Pass, on September 14, 1864?
74. Boulder’s altitude and runner-friendly footpaths have long made it a training venue for runners from around the world. A statue of one of Boulder’s most famous runners stands outside the Folsom Field . Who is he?
75. What is the primary North/South highway in Colorado?
76. Where do you find your expert terrain on the backside of Union Peak and Tucker Mountain, as well as the terrain under/around the Resolution lift?
77. Which US President signed a proclamation that admitted Colorado to the Union?
78. What is the state tree?
79. Grand Junction, Colorado, is the largest city on the what?
80. In Colorado, the Eastern Plains have had some of the biggest what in North America?
81. What is the state gemstone?
82. The borders of Colorado were originally defined to be lines of what?
83. What famous peak can be seen to the south of Denver on a clear day?
84. What is the average yearly precipitation?
85. After your busy day you set up camp in South Park, gaze at the stars, and wonder to yourself, “Who on this planet is seeing these same stars?” You open your world atlas and find that this country is at the same latitude as South Park, Colorado. Which one is it?
86. Coloradans when compared to all other states, have the lowest rates of what?
87. What resort in Southwest Colorado typically gets pounded with more snowfall than any other in Colorado?
88. The northwestern corner of Colorado is sparsely populated and contains part of what national monument?
89. Where can you find The Garden of the Gods?
90. Before it was Colorado the region was inhabited by Native Americans for how many years
91. The University of Colorado at Denver, the Community College of Denver, and the Metropolitan State College of Denver are all located on one campus, what is the name of this campus?
92. On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, the Union Pacific railroad linked up with the Central Pacific Railroad to form what?
93. What is the state fossil?
94. The right to vote was given to women beginning on November 7, 1893, making Colorado the second state to grant what?
95. Where can you find Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument?
96. The 2010 U S Census, shows Colorado with a population of how many people?
97. Where is Buffalo Bill’s grave?
98. Colorado has seven of the 100 largest natural gas fields in the US and two of its 100 largest what?
99. Which famous Colorado people lived in the Manitou Cliff Dwellings?
100. Natural gas from several Colorado basins typically account how much of the yearly gas production in the US.?
101. Which state borders Colorado on the south?
102. How many barrels of oil are estimated to be held in shale deposits in Colorado?
103. What popular TV series took place in Colorado?
104. At what time of year is Loveland’s post office especially busy?
105. What is the all-time record high temperature for Colorado?