Scuba diving in Colorado
Colorado is known as one of the Mountain States and located in the western part of the United States. A large part of the southern Rocky Mountains are contained within the state and Mount Elbert at 14,400 feet is the highest point. It is bordered by 6 other states, which are Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah. The state capital is Denver, which is also the most populated city.
The climate of Colorado is extremely diverse with very cold temperatures in the mountainous regions, to the much milder climate of the plains to the south. On the plains, the winters are dry, with a mixture of cold and warm days. Spring tends to be windy with some large extremes of temperature. Summers are hot days and comfortable overnight temperatures, but with the prospect of some severe thunderstorms. Finally, the fall is a relatively dry and calm period.
Although Colorado is a landlocked state and a great distance from the coast, whilst the lowest point is at 1000+ feet, there are numerous opportunities for diving in lakes and reservoirs. For example, at Horsetooth Reservoir, close to Fort Collins, in the building of the dam in 1946, the town of Stout was flooded and today can make a very interesting dive. Other locations are Carter Lake, Aurora Reservoir where there is a twin engine plane that can be dived, George Town Lake and many more.
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