Colorado Spanish ” colorful ” , nicknamed ” Silver State ,” came in 1876 in the EU is the 38th state. Protected by a shield of mountains , Colorado fate of oblivion after the discovery of gold , copper and silver in 1858. It is the epic of Buffalo Bill, Butch Kassidy and Kit Carson, forests and gorges are explored and built hastily cities such as Black Hawk, Silverton, Telluride, Crippe Creek, Central City. The prospector Russeel Green , 60 years later, discovered near the present city of Denver gold mines, thus placing the history of Colorado in the archives of the United States. Denver , the capital of Colorado , born in the mid 19th century , called the ” Queen City of the Plains ” has an atmosphere very hand, it retains the heart of the Downtown, in the shadow of its skyscrapers , a beautiful and historic neighborhood with brick facades . The city has museums of high quality, beautiful parks and gardens and enjoys a dry, sunny climate and above all the pure mountain air. Denver is also an important step in the American West for beer lovers , indeed, in 1873, a German named Adolph Coors arrived illegally by boat in America , founded the Coors Brewery in Golden, a suburb of Denver nowadays , Denver brews more beer than any other city in the U.S. with over 15 microbreweries , Coors brewery is currently the largest brewery in the world . The U.S. Mint is the second largest gold deposit in the country , there beats currency since 1862 , three-quarters of U.S. currency coins are manufactured . In Colorado, each season has its pleasures , long hiking and biking in the mountains and fishing in the summer , while strung ski resorts in Colorado, over the valleys of the Rocky Mountains, famous for being the best of USA. Durango is a beautiful small town nestled in the mountains , born of the arrival of the Company Trains Denver and Rio Grande , the town has preserved its remains with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad crossing , blowing its vapor , the San Juan National Forest to reach the mining town of Silverton . Great Sand Dunes National Monument has the highest sand dunes in North America (210 meters). The sand was probably deposited by the waters of the Rio Grande and then pushed by the winds against the wall of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado plateau contains a great set of cave dwellings, witness of a vanished civilization. Colorado is a state that fascinates with its originality, discretion and all the wonders it contains.