Colorado October 26, 2019
These 8 Popular Myths About Colorado Are Actually Completely False
If you hail from the great Centennial State, you have probably grown accustomed to hearing some far-fetched myths and downright lies about life in Colorado. Sound familiar? Like most things in life, countless rumors are going around about Colorado, including:
1. The entire state of Colorado is in the mountains.
Alas, this is not the case (though we wish it were). While most of the state sits at a higher elevation, less than half of it is mountains, as we also have the Eastern Plains, Front Range, and Western Plains.
2. It is always snowing.
While Colorado does receive a decent amount of snow (especially in the mountains, which we just learned takes up less than half of the state!), it is usually quite warm and sunny here, so much so that we are said to experience an average of 300 days of sunshine each year.
3. Colorado receives an average of 300 days of sunshine each year.
Everything I thought I ever knew about Colorado is apparently a lie, but how did this popular myth come to be? Apparently, a railroad company in the 1870s started this rumor in an attempt to get more people to migrate west. What is the official number of sunshiney days? 115. Ouch!
4. Everyone drives a Subaru.
Okay, this one actually has some truth to it. Moving on...
5. Colorado is the "Mile-High State."
Denver (pictured) may be nicknamed the Mile High City, but Colorado is, in fact, nicknamed the Centennial State as it entered the Union exactly 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
6. Everyone in Colorado is always skiing.
Would you believe me (and/or judge me) if I told you that I was born and raised in Colorado, have only been skiing once, and didn't even like it? You don't believe me? You do judge me? Rude.
7. Everyone in Colorado is a stoner.
Is everyone in Colorado a stoner? No. The City of Boulder, on the other hand? That is up for debate. (Just kidding, Boulder; we love you guys!)
8. Finally, Colorado is not the best state, but rather California.
Literally, the only people who believe this are the Californians (and Texans!) who move here and then complain about how it isn't anything like California (or Texas). No, it is not, but we're sure you'll love it here anyway.
Have you heard any of these rumors? Or is there one we missed? Let us know in the comments! For even more Only in Colorado humor, check out
The 15 Hysterical Inside Jokes That You Will Only Appreciate If You Hail From Colorado.
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