The state of Colorado has a land area of 103,717 square miles, making it the eighth largest state in the United States by land area. The state has one state forest and 44 state parks. Denver is the capital of Colorado, and is also the largest city.
Colorado has a population of up to 5.3 million people and also has the highest average elevation of any state. The state's main tourist attractions are the Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, the Great Sand Dunes and Dinosaur National Monuments. Other large cities in Colorado are Colorado Springs, Aurora and Fort Collins.