How Did the Garden of the Gods In Colorado Springs Get Its Name and What Does Colorado Mean In Spanish?

The Garden of the Gods is the name of a public park in Colorado that features a natural collection of dramatically shaped red sandstone rock formations.

The name of the park came from two surveyors in 1859 who suggested that it would be a good place for a beer garden, and fit for the gods to assemble.

Many rocks in the state of Colorado are a reddish color, so it makes sense that the name “Colorado” comes from the Spanish word colorado, which means “colored red”.

The world’s highest suspension bridge over water is the Royal Gorge Bridge, over the Arkansas River near Canon City, Colorado.

Built in 1929 using wood and steel, the bridge is 1,053 feet (321 m) high and one-quarter mile (.4 km) long.

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