Another day, another round of odd facts about the Centennial State!

Colorado is a wonderous place, full of outdoor adventure and without a shortage of beautiful things to see. Heck, I've seen a lot more beautiful scenery from my back yard since I've moved out here than I have in any other state I've ever been to. I will admit that a not-insignificant amount of that time was spent in Florida, which is flat and dull to look at unless you're on the beach (even then...it's just water). Still, I think the Colorado scenery is impressive. That's why I like it here.

Well, that may not actually be the case. As I've just discovered, it turns out that "Colorado" means "color red." So that might have something to do with it, since red is my favorite color. Probably not, but maybe!

Thanks to Uncover Colorado, I now know a whole lot more about Colorado than I probably should. Join me, then, as I unload some of that information onto you, so I can make more space in my brain for Street Fighter combos.

Our Waters Run Deep

As you may have guessed by the title, Colorado happens to be home to the deepest hot springs in the world. All of it, and that's a heck of title to hold. Thanks, Pagosa Springs!

Yes, the Mother Spring aquifier is over 1,000 feet deep. That's what feeds the Pagosa Springs, as well as the Healing Waters, the Springs and the Overlook! I tried to find who held the title of second, but apparently nobody is stepping up to claim it!

For comparison, since I couldn't find number two: the Yumoto Onsen hot spring in the town of Hakone in Japan promotes about 3.3 feet for their deepest hot spring. Yeah, that's the baths themselves, but the discrepancy is obvious.

America Gets it from Colorado

You may not know this, but America is not, in fact, the one that is beatiful. No, that distinction actually belongs to we lucky few who call Colorado our home!

Katherine Lee Bates, who wrote the song, "America the Beautiful," was actually inspired by the sights of Pike's Peek when she wrote the song. So, the next time someone starts to sing it at a ballgame or something, make sure you point that out to them. They'll love you for it!

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Colorado Rules the Sky

If you have land that's over ten-thousand feet in the sky, it's likely here in the Centennial State! Colorado lays claim to about 75% of all land above ten-thousand feet. So, when the zombie apocalypse finally comes, you can take heart in knowing that we have so much space in the air here, that those zombies won't even be able to reach us. Hooray!

Hot Springs Where You Can Be Legally Naked in Colorado

Have you considered visiting a clothing-optional hot springs in Colorado? There are a number to choose from. Below you'll find information, links, and maps to a number of locations across the state. For the obvious reason, some resorts do not offer photos of their facilities.

25 Facts You May Not Have Known About Ouray's Amazing Hot Springs

Ouray's Hot Springs bubbled up along the Uncompahgre River from underground fissures for thousands of years before being known to the Ute Indians as the 'Miracle Waters'. Scroll through the photos below as we introduce 25 facts you may not have known about Ouray's famous springs.

Nasty 1-Star Reviews of Colorado's Clothing-Optional Hot Springs

Have you ever visited a clothing-optional hot springs in Colorado? Judging by the web traffic, they're incredibly popular. A large percentage of the population loves them and looks forward to any chance to visit. On the other hand, there are those who've had bad experiences, and have little if anything good to say.

Here's a number of nasty 1-star reviews of various clothing-optional hot springs located in Colorado. These reviews are pulled from sites such as Tripadvisor and Google. The reviews are copied in their original form, typos and all. The one exception would be the elimination of the facilities name. The proper names of the individual hot springs have been removed.

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