Gaining statehood in 1876, Colorado is known as the Centennial State, but perhaps Colorado is better know as the home of the rugged Rocky Mountains that bisect the state from north to south. From the days when Colorado was home to herds of buffalo and nomadic Native Tribes to the boom and bust and boom again fortunes of the mining towns high in the mountains, Colorado has a rich history. Read more about Colorado.
Perfectly situated on the west coast of the Unites States, it has been said that California is the home of the American Dream. California is the most populous state in the U.S. and the third largest by land area. The size and scope of California’s economy is equally astounding, were California to be an independent country, it would rank among the top ten largest economies in the entire world as judged by GDP. Read more about California.
Bordered by Canada to the north, the Dakotas to the east, Idaho to the west and Wyoming to the south, Montana is the quintessential western state. With the third lowest population density in the United States, Montana still retains a charming rural character reminiscent of the old west. Read more about Montana.
As home to the first National Park, and the first National Monument in the country, Wyoming is beautiful, wild country that is reminiscent of a bygone era. Encompassing nearly 98,000 square miles, Wyoming has the smallest population of any state - cattle outnumber people by almost three to one. With Montana to the north, South Dakota and Nebraska to the east, Colorado and Utah to the south and Idaho to the west; Wyoming is situated in the very heart of the American west. The Continental Divide goes across Wyoming diagonally from the northwest corner to south-central region, providing a home for some of the nation’s premiere ski resorts like Jackson Hole. Read more about Wyoming.