Colorado is notable for its diverse geography, which includes alpine mountains, arid plains, deserts with huge sand dunes, and deep canyons. state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters' elevation.
The borders of Colorado were originally defined to be lines of latitude and longitude, making its shape a latitude-longitude quadrangle which stretches from 37°N to 41°N latitude and from 102°03'W to 109°03'W longitude (25°W to 32°W from the Washington Meridian). The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County, Colorado, and into Cheyenne County, Kansas, is the lowest point in Colorado at 3,317 feet (1,011 m) elevation.
The Colorado plains were mostly prairies, but they have many patches of deciduous forests, buttes, and canyons.
Eastern Colorado is presently mainly covered in farmland and rangeland, along with small farming villages and towns.
To the west of the Great Plains of Colorado rises the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains.
Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners.On the other side of the Rockies, the significant population centers in Western Colorado (which is not considered the "Front Range") are the cities of Grand Junction, Durango, and Montrose.The Continental Divide of the Americas extends along the crest of the Rocky Mountains.As well as crop agriculture, eastern Colorado hosts considerable livestock, such as cattle ranches and hog farms.Roughly 70% of Colorado's population resides along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the Front Range Urban Corridor between Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Pueblo, Colorado.