US Nursing: Colorado

Nurses working in Colorado will see a state enclosing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is part of the Western United States, the Southwestern United States, and the Mountain States.

A nurse interested in geography will see that Colorado is bordered by the northwest state of Wyoming to the north, the Midwest states of Nebraska and Kansas to the northeast and east, on the south by New Mexico and Oklahoma, on the west by Utah, and Arizona to the southwest. The four states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona meet at one common point known as the Four Corners, which is known as the heart of the American Southwest. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands.

Nurses enjoying hiking should visit the dramatic beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains is much in evidence in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Breathtaking sites can be found throughout the national park. Mountains ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the summit of Longs Peak, nurses can experience a variety of Colorado landscapes and adventures.

The Rocky Mountain National Park is ideal for nurses and their families interested in hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and observing wildlife in its natural habitat. Nurses can participate in free, ranger led programs or explore the magnificent of the park at your own pace.

Denver is the capital and the most highly-populated city of Colorado.

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