WE COUNT THE WAYS THAT MAKE THE CENTENNIAL STATE SO GREAT.
Weight of the chandelier, on loan from the Debutante Ball, that anchors The Brown Palace lobby for the holidays. All told, the holiday decor in the hotel’s lobby features 250,000 glass beads (in the chandelier), 60,000 LED lights, 4,800 ornaments and a whopping 500 pounds of glitter.
The number of acres spanning Sir Richard Branson’s Fox Park, a mixed-use development coming to Denver in 2025. Set on the former Denver Post printing site, the space will include 14 acres of gardens and park spaces and a Virgin Hotel, which will be Branson’s 10th luxury-lifestyle boutique hotel worldwide.
Yellowstone National Park is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and Wyoming Whiskey has a limited-edition, 9-year-old straight bourbon whiskey called 1872 to honor the milestone.
Manitou Incline PHOTO BY SHUNYU FAN/GETTY IMAGES
The number of steps in the Manitou Springs Incline, which gains 2,020 feet of elevation over less than 1 mile, with sections as steep as 68% grade. In September, Remi Bonnet set the record for the fastest ascent on record: 17 minutes, 25 seconds. (The former narrow gauge funicular built in 1907 took 16 minutes to make the ascent.)
The number of years since the Alpine World Cup came to Aspen. The races are back for 2023, with two downhills and a super G in March. Break out the cowbells!
In October, President Biden designated Camp Hale, located on the Continental Divide in the ancestral lands of the Ute, where 10th Mountain Division soldiers trained in mountain warfare for World War II, as Colorado’s ninth national monument.
The number of acres dedicated to growing chiles in Pueblo, Colo., home to the annual Pueblo Chile & Frijole Festival, held the third week in September to celebrate the region’s venerable green chile. Hatch who?