August 1, 1876 (38th state)
US National Parks
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Parts of this steep, dark, narrow canyon only receive 33 minutes of daylight per day.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Sandboard or sled the largest sand dunes in North America.
Mesa Verde National Park
The park preserves the largest cliff dwellings in North America.
Rocky Mountain National Park
The Continental Divide runs directly through the center of this mountainous park.