CO Posted in Colorado November 14, 2015 by Annie Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Colorado From A To Z Do you know your ABCs? No, not those ABCs; I mean the ABCs of Colorado! Sing it with me: A is for Archaeology. Flickr/Dave Soldano Colorado is home to more than a dozen archaeological sites including Mesa Verde, Dinosaur Ridge, and the Paint Mines (pictured). B is for Brewery. Flickr/Buzz Andersen Coloradoans like their beer--SO much, in fact, that the Centennial State has more than 200 breweries! C is for Casa Bonita. Flickr/Ian Collins The Disneyland of Mexican restaurants resides in Lakewood... just don't order anything with meat. D is for Denver. Flickr/Michael Levine-Clark The greatest capital city in the WORLD! E is for Elitches. Flickr/Daniel Spiess AKA Every Colorado child's happy place. F is for Football. Flickr/Jeffrey Beall GO BRONCOS!!! G is for Great Sand Dunes National Park. Flickr/Ron Cogswell The tallest sand dunes in North America reside in the easternmost parts of Alamosa and Saguache Counties. H is for Hot Springs. Flickr/David Fulmer There are more than two dozen hot springs in Colorado, including the world’s deepest geothermal spring (Pagosa Springs) and the world’s largest hot springs pool (Glenwood Springs). I is for Interstate 70. Wikimedia Commons By far the fastest way to get from one side of the state to the other. J is for Jefferson County. Flickr/alibongo_01 Home to our beloved frost brewed Coors Light! K is for Kayaking. Flickr/Vladimir Pustovit There is never a shortage of things to do in our great outdoors! From kayaking to skiing to horseback riding, the Centennial State has the perfect activity for you! L is for Larimer Square. Larimer Square Facebook What was once Denver's only city block is now a one-stop shop for the best stores, restaurants, and events in the city! M is for Mesa Verde National Park. Wikimedia Commons The National Park is home to some of the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites in the country. N is for (Colorado) National Monument. Wikimedia Commons Stunning canyons and rock formations make up this great American treasure. O is for Oil. Flickr/Maarten Heerlien Believe it or not, Colorado has numerous oil fields and refineries! P is for Pikes Peak. Flickr/nigelmenzies "O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain; For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain!" Q is for Quiet. Flickr/John Fowler Only in Colorado will you find some of the most quiet and peaceful places to kick back and relax. R is for Rockies. Flickr/Richard Saxon Win or lose (mostly lose), we love 'em! S is for Sunshine. Flickr/John B. Kalla 300 days per year, to be exact! T is for Traffic. Flickr/Let Ideas Compete See: I-25 during rush hour. U is for University. Flickr/Paul L Dineen Colorado is home to more than 48 universities, including the highly accredited University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, and Colorado School of Mines. V is for Vail. Flickr/brent flanders Only the cutest little mountain town EVER. W is for Winter. Flickr/Aspen Snowmass Winter/snow/blizzards should NOT be this beautiful. X is for X-Games. Flickr/Zach Dischner The winter X-Games have been held in Aspen since 2002. Y is for Yurt. Flickr/Paul David Gibson Why stay in a tent or cabin when you can rent a secluded yurt, (a circular tent with a collapsible framework)? Z is for Zombies. Flickr/messycupcakes Don't be too alarmed if you see zombies roaming the streets of the Front Range; different cities around Colorado host annual zombie runs, crawls, and hunts. What are your ABCs of Colorado? Tell me in the comments!