Geographic Regions and Area Codes in Colorado

Colorado is known for its diverse geography, which includes alpine mountains, high plains, deserts with huge sand dunes, and deep canyons. Approximately half of Colorado is flat and rolling land, particularly east of the Rocky Mountains, known as the Colorado Eastern Plains. This area is part of the Great Plains within Colorado, with elevations ranging from roughly 3,350 to 7,500 feet (1,020 to 2,290 meters). The highest summit in Colorado is Mount Elbert, standing at 14,440 feet (4,401.2 meters).

Colorado operates in the Mountain Time Zone. The state has several area codes, including 303, 719, 720, and 970. The 720 area code specifically covers the central part of the state, including major cities such as Denver, Boulder, and their surrounding areas.