Colorado’s land regions include the Great Plains, Southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado Plateau, Wyoming Basin, and Middle Rocky Mountains.
Agriculture in Colorado is a $47 billion-dollar industry. There are approximately 38,900 farms in the state, covering 31.7 million acres. The average size farm comprises 822 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 64 counties.
Cattle is Colorado’s top agricultural commodity, followed by dairy products. Colorado’s most valuable crops are corn, hay, and wheat. The Centennial state also leads the country in hemp production. While ranch land can be found throughout the state, most of the crops are grown in the eastern Plains region.
Colorado’s diverse landscape provides ecosystems for a large variety of species on both land and water. With 350 wildlife areas across the state, wildlife observation is widely available along with hunting and fishing opportunities. Primary wildlife includes bear, deer, elk, moose, coyote, duck, and more.
Thousands of lakes, creeks, and rivers lend to ample fishing opportunities in Colorado. Popular species include trout, salmon, whitefish, sunfish, and yellow perch.
Colorado invests in multiple conservation efforts to help protect wildlife habitats, support agricultural production, and improve natural resources.
Major Rivers and Lakes
The three major rivers in Colorado are the Rio Grande, Arkansas River, and Colorado River. Their main tributaries include the Pecos River, Devils River, Gunnison River, White River, and Salt Fork River.
Colorado’s largest natural lake is Grand Lake. Located just west of Rocky Mountain National Park, this lake spans 507 surface acres. Lake San Cristobal is the second largest naturally-formed lake. However, Colorado is known for many man-made lakes and reservoirs. By surface area, the largest is Navajo Reservoir at 15,600 acres, followed closely by John Martin Reservoir and Blue Mesa Reservoir. Other significant bodies of water include Lake Granby and Dillon Reservoir.
State and National Parks
Colorado has 42 state parks and 4 national parks.
|Neighboring States||Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah|
|Regions||Great Plains, Southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado Plateau, Wyoming Basin, and Middle Rocky Mountains|
|State Flower||Colorado Blue Columbine|
|State Bird||Lark Bunting|
|Big Game||Bear, deer, elk, moose, and pronghorn|
|Small Game||Coyote, Canadian goose, mallard, and white winged dove|
|Freshwater Fish||Trout, salmon, whitefish, sunfish, and yellow perch|
|Total Acreage||66.7 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||8.3 million acres|
|Average Annual Rainfall||17 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||31.7 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||23 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Corn and wheat|
|Main Rivers||Rio Grande, Arkansas River, and Colorado River|
|Largest Lake||Navajo Reservoir|
|Other Lakes||John Martin Reservoir, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Lake Granby, and Dillon Reservoir|
|Major Rivers||Missouri River, Mississippi River, Des Moines River, and Big Sioux River|
|Other Tributaries||Pecos River, Devils River, Gunnison River, White River, and Salt Fork River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
Mossy Oak Properties Colorado began with the goal of becoming a trusted resource for folks looking to buy or sell rural land for sale in Colorado. Our land brokers and agents understand what people are looking for in rural property because we share the same lifestyle and love for the land as you do. We understand the importance of honor and integrity and that buying or selling land is an emotional and life-changing experience for consumers.
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