Colorado’s 150th anniversary

250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

THe great west

Northwest Colorado

The Northwest corner of our state offers a stunningly diverse landscape that ranges from the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies to the scarlet mesas of the Western Slope.  This area was the summer hunting grounds of the Ute Indians for centuries.

In this region, the spirit of the West is alive and well. Enjoy the outdoors by hunting, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and snowmobiling in the breathtaking terrain. Take time to explore the small towns, each with their own unique charm. From Oak Creek, to Fraser, to Rangely, these close-knit communities welcome visitors to enjoy the warm hospitality and rich histories. The region is home to Dinosaur National Monument, where one can take a journey into the prehistoric past and explore the area dinosaurs called home during the late Jurassic era. 

In Northwest Colorado, the past, present, and future combine to weave a tapestry of magnificent natural beauty, incredible outdoor adventures, generational working ranches, and wonderful small towns, all just waiting to be explored.

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Connect with your Local 250-150 Committee

Northwestern Colorado’s commemorative efforts are being coordinated by Local Organizing Committees, made up of community members and local leaders. Led by Commission Advisory Panel members, these committees are working to engage the community through idea generation, community outreach, and local event planning for Colorado’s Sesquisemiquincentennial.

To learn more about local efforts, contact Advisory Panel members, or to get involved, connect here

Advisory Panel Members

The America 250 - Colorado 150 Advisory Panel is a geographically-diverse committee of individuals that inform the Commission and lead Local Organizing Committees. These individuals represent your region on this Advisory Panel and lead your Local Organizing Committee.


Teresia Reed

The Great West

The great west

America 250 - Colorado 150 Newsletter