" Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
" Trinidad State Junior College
" United States Air Force Academy
" University of Colorado System
o University of Colorado at Boulder
o University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
o University of Colorado Denver
" University of Denver
" University of Northern Colorado
" Western State College
Professional sports teams
Colorado is the least populous state with a franchise in each of the major professional sports leagues. The state is able to support the teams because it contains a large metropolitan area with a higher population than any other city within 550 miles (885 km). Therefore, many of the residents in the surrounding states support the teams in Denver, as shown by the reach of the Broncos' radio network.
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44. ^ Managed by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
45. ^ Jointly managed by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Forest Service, and the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.
46. ^ DenverBroncos.com -Official Website Of The Denver Broncos